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Nearest of all to Sorel ' s theoretic views is his novel “ The Extravagant Shepherd
” ( Le Berger Extravagant ) . This is a pastoral Don Quixote simplified and
reduced to a bare literary parody of the shepherd theme , popular in those days .
If the documentary novel belongs to the eighteenth century , the roman à clef was
written throughout the seventeenth century . Such was the Latin novel Satyricon (
London , 1603 ) of the English writer John Barclay , which enjoyed a great ...
We must therefore seek Rabelais ' last word , not in the direct , rhetoricized
episodes of the novel in which speech has in most cases only one single
meaning and is nearly always completely serious . We must seek this last word in
the popular ...
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