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The prologue introduces us into a completely different atmosphere , the
atmosphere of fearless , free , and gay truth . The prologue of Gargantua ( the
second prologue chronologically speaking ) has a more complex structure .
All the other images of the prologue are also steeped in the atmosphere of the
fair . We find everywhere the abuse - praise combination as the basic moving
force which determines the style and the dynamics of the speeches . There are
The dominant images of the prologue are those of the banquet . The author
eulogizes wine as much more pleasing than oil . ( Oil is the symbol of
sanctimonious wisdom and piety , while wine is the symbol of gay and free truth .
) Most of the ...
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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
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