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y rotesque illalism The material bodily principle in grotesque realism is offered in
its all - popular festive and utopian aspect . The cosmic , social , and · bodily
elements are given here as an indivisible whole . And this whole is gay and
Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich Bakhtin, Михаил Михайлович Бахтин. wine into blood .
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 ,
Indeed , the images of the material bodily lower stratum have a prevailingly
cosmic connotation . In the sphere of imagery cosmic fear ( as any other fear ) is
defeated by laughter . Therefore dung and urine , as comic matter that can be ...
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