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folk culture of humor , which has found in his works its greatest literary expression
. Rabelais ' illuminative role in this respect is of the greatest importance . His
novel must serve as a key to the immense treasury of folk humor which as yet has
We shall discuss only one historically determined aspect of laughter pertaining to
folk culture in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance . Moreover , we shall
examine it not in its entirety but only within the limits permitted by the analysis of ...
We have tried to show that the exceptional originality of his work was determined
by the ancient folk culture of humor , powerfully reflected in Rabelaisian imagery .
The main failure of contemporary West - European Rabelaisiana consists in ...
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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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