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Ritual spectacles : carnival pageants , comic shows of the marketplace . 2 .
Comic verbal compositions : parodies both oral and written , in Latin and in the
vernacular . 3 . Various genres of billingsgate : curses , oaths , popular blazons .
These comic rituals and myths have attracted the attention of folklorists . 2 But at
the early stages of preclass and prepolitical social order it seems that the serious
and the comic aspects of the world and of the deity were equally sacred , equally
Hegel completely ignores the role of the comic in the structure of the grotesque
and indeed examines grotesque quite independently of the comic . E . K . Fischer
differs from Hegel . He sees the burlesque , the comic as the essence and the ...
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ONE Rabelais in the History of Laughter
TWO The Language of the Marketplace in Rabelais
THREE PopularFestive Forms and Images in Rabelais
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