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It is on the brink of abuse ; the one leads to the other , and it is impossible to draw
the line between them . Though divided in form they belong to the same body , or
to the two bodies in one , which abuses while praising and praises while ...
Billingsgate abuse is here combined with elements of scholarly humanism and
with a parody of Plato ' s Symposium . But the language of the marketplace and
its intonations of praise - abuse still retain the leading role . They acquire ,
The whole simultaneously praises and abuses . Praise and abuse may be
aligned or divided among private voices , but in the whole they are fused into
ambivalent unity . Praise and abuse are mixed in Rabelais not only in the author '
s words ...
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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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