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Nearest of all to Sorel ' s theoretic views is his novel “ The Extravagant Shepherd
” ( Le Berger Extravagant ) . This is a pastoral Don Quixote simplified and
reduced to a bare literary parody of the shepherd theme , popular in those days .
If the documentary novel belongs to the eighteenth century , the roman à clef was
written throughout the seventeenth century . Such was the Latin novel Satyricon (
London , 1603 ) of the English writer John Barclay , which enjoyed a great ...
We may say that in Rabelais ' novel the cosmic breadth of myth is combined with
the directness of a modern survey and the concrete precision of a realist novel .
Beyond the images that may appear fantastic we find real events , living persons
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