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Terror was turned into something gay and comic . Folk culture brought the world
close to man , gave it a bodily form , and established a link through the body and
bodily life , in contrast to the abstract and spiritual mastery sought by Roman ...
He quoted many examples of this usage ; thus while a goblet of wine was turned
upside down , the words of the penitential psalm : “ Create a clean heart in me , O
God , and renew a right spirit within my bowels " was usually recited . Even the ...
Men are transvested as women and vice versa , costumes are turned inside out ,
and outer garments replace underwear . The description of a charivari of the
early fourteenth century , in Roman du Fauvel , says of its participants , “ They ...
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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
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