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Terror was turned into something gay and comic . Folk culture brought ... Images
of bodily life , such as eating , drinking , copulation , defecation , almost entirely
lost their regenerating power and were turned into “ vulgarities . " The images of ...
Its official , ecclesiastical face was turned to the past and sanctioned the existing
order , but the face of the people of the marketplace looked into the future and
laughed , attending the funeral of the past and present . The marketplace feast ...
Men are transvested as women and vice versa , costumes are turned inside out ,
and outer garments replace underwear . The description of a charivari of the
early fourteenth century , in Roman du Fauvel , says of its participants , “ They ...
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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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