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They are deeply traditional and popular , bringing an atmosphere of freedom ,
frankness , and familiarity . Therefore Rabelais needed them for stylistic purposes
. We have seen their role in the prologues , they helped to create an absolutely ...
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 ...
Rabelais gives a number of characterizations repeating the popular blazons . For
instance , he writes : saoul comme un Anglais ( drunk as an Englishman ) . This
was a persistent blazon of the English ; even in the oldest , thirteenth - century ...
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