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This interpretation is not Rabelais ' abstract conception ; it is , so to speak ,
immanent in the traditional popular - festive system of images which he inherited .
He did not create this system , but it rose in him to a higher level of historical ...
Many of these popular - festive forms that had lent some of their essential
elements to carnival continued to lead contemporaneously their own pallid
existence . This was , for instance , the case of the French charivari ; its main traits
had been ...
But when carnival developed in the narrow sense of the word and became the
center of all popular forms of amusement , it diminished all the other feasts and
deprived them of almost every free and utopian folk element . The other feasts
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