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The tradition of popular - festive theme and images can be found in a somewhat
different aspect in the works of the libertine poets : Saint - Amant , Théophile Viau
, d ' Assouci . These works preserve the philosophical meaning of the images ...
Within the system of grotesque realism and popular festive forms they were an
essential part of the imagery representing the material bodily lower stratum . True
, they were unofficial in character , but so too was all popular - festive literature of
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 ...
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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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