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The profound influence of popular festive imagery on Goethe ' s writings has not
as yet been sufficiently appreciated and studied . Having followed the line of
court masquerades combined with other traditions , the style of popular festive
This interpretation is not Rabelais ' abstract conception ; it is , so to speak ,
immanent in the traditional popular - festive system of images which he inherited .
He did not create this system , but it rose in him to a higher level of historical ...
This tendency contained in the popular - festive images encounters and is
ambiguously interwoven with individual and class gluttony and cupidity . In both
cases there is the desire of “ much ” and " more " abundance , but their
philosophies are ...
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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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