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It is also an intermediate between the living body and dead disintegrating matter
that is being transformed into earth , into manure . The living body returns to the
earth its excrement , which fertilizes the earth as does the body of the dead .
This is why banquet imagery went on living in the creative life of the people . The
images continued to developed , to be renewed and filled with a richer meaning .
They grew and were regenerated together with the people who created them .
salism with concreteness , individuality , and with a detailed presentation of living
actuality . These images are far remote from abstract symbolism and schematism
. We may say that in Rabelais ' novel the cosmic breadth of myth is combined ...
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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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