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We have already shown that the medieval and Renaissance grotesque , filled
with the spirit of carnival , liberates the world from all that is dark and terrifying ; it
takes away all fears and is therefore completely gay and bright . All that was ...
The combination of human and animal forms is one of the most ancient images ,
but it is completely alien to La Bruyère , the faithful spokesman of his time . He is
used to conceive being as something finished , stable , completed , clear , and ...
This eulogy of incombustible hemp is borrowed from Pliny ' s praise of flax in his "
Natural History . ” But as in all cases when Rabelais borrowed from other sources
, he completely transformed the writing . In his own context it is marked with his ...
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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
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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