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presses not the fear of death but the fear of life . ” This assertion , expressed in
the spirit of existentialism , presents first an opposition of life to death . Such an
opposition is completely contrary to the system of grotesque imagery , in which ...
Death and death throes , labor , and childbirth are intimately interwoven . On the
other hand , these images are closely linked to laughter . When death and birth
are shown in their comic aspect , scatological images in various forms nearly ...
But the celebration marks a real triumph , for life has defeated death . In Rabelais
' system of images the combination of death and laughter is characteristic . The
episode of Janotus de Bragmardo ( which we have analyzed elsewhere ) ends ...
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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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