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These three forms of folk humor , reflecting in spite of their variety a single
humorous aspect of the world , are closely linked and interwoven in many ways .
Let us begin by describing each of these forms . Carnival festivities and the comic
Such is the first , carnival aspect of the material bodily images of Don Quixote .
But it is precisely this aspect which creates the grand style of Cervantes ' realism ,
his universal nature , and his deep popular utopianism . A second aspect ...
Moreover , in this negative aspect of his work , Rabelais " excels by far the worst ”
( il passe bien loin au delà du pire ) . The other , positive , aspect of Rabelais '
work is described by La Bruyère as " genius and originality " ( génie , naturel ) as
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