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This assertion , expressed in the spirit of existentialism , presents first an
opposition of life to death . Such an opposition is completely contrary to the
system of grotesque imagery , in which death is not a negation of life seen as the
great body of ...
This laughing 37 Profound thoughts concerning the functions of laughter in the
history of culture were expressed by Herzen ( though he was not acquainted with
the laughing Middle Ages ) : " laughter contains something revolutionary .
The description of a charivari of the early fourteenth century , in Roman du Fauvel
, says of its participants , “ They donned all their garments backward . " This logic
of the " wrong side out ” and of “ bottoms up ” is also expressed in gestures and ...
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Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin (Russian: Михаил Михайлович Бахти́н, pronounced [mʲɪxʌˈil mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ bʌxˈtʲin]) (November 17, 1895, Oryol – March 7, 1975) was a Russian philosopher, literary critic ... Read full review
ONE Rabelais in the History of Laughter
und TWO The Language of the Marketplace in Rabelais
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