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In the Middle Ages folk humor existed and developed outside the official sphere
of high ideology and literature , but precisely because of its unofficial existence , it
was marked by exceptional radicalism , freedom , and ruthlessness . Having on ...
In Dieterich ' s time this festival was the only surviving vivid and colorful testimony
of true popular life as it existed in bygone centuries . In the time of Rabelais folk
merriment had not as yet been concentrated in carnival season , in any of the ...
The name existed before him in literature as that of a character of the diableries ;
it also existed in spoken language as a colloquial term for a hoarseness caused
by excessive drinking . The colloquialism referred to the mouth , throat , to ...
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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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