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Terror was turned into something gay and comic . Folk culture brought ... Images
of bodily life , such as eating , drinking , copulation , defecation , almost entirely
lost their regenerating power and were turned into " vulgarities . " The images of ...
The king ' s attributes are turned upside down in the clown ; he is king of a world "
turned inside out . " Finally , debasement is the fundamental artistic principle of
grotesque realism ; all that is sacred and exalted is rethought on the level of 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
ONE Rabelais in the History of Laughter
TWO The Language of the Marketplace in Rabelais
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