Rabelais and His World

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Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1984 - Literary Criticism - 484 pages
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This classic work by the Russian philosopher and literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin (1895–1975) examines popular humor and folk culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. One of the essential texts of a theorist who is rapidly becoming a major reference in contemporary thought, Rabelais and His World is essential reading for anyone interested in problems of language and text and in cultural interpretation.


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User Review  - James G. - Goodreads

I was challenged to read this by a colleague's off-hand comment about how Bakhtin's work is about art and humor. I read the entire book, and carefully. I do not know Rabelais' writing first-hand, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca Teh - Goodreads

I used content from this book on several papers in university. What a valuable read. Might make you think differently about the past and the present. Read full review

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Mikhael Bakhtin: Rabelais and His World » Digital Overtone
In Rabelais and His World 1, Mikhail Bakhtin tackles what he considers shortcomings in early 20th-century scholarship on 16th-century French author François ...
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Let’s go to the chapter on RABELAIS AND HIS WORLD in MIKHAIL BAKHTIN by Katerina Clark and Michael Holquist, Harvard University Press, 1984. ...
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Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World
Passages taken from Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World. Trans. by Helene Iswolsky. Bloomington: Indiana University Press (1984). ...
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JSTOR: Rabelais and His World
Rabelais and His World is a very important book, even if it does arrive with an over-inflated reputation. It was lauded by Julia Kristeva in Cri- tique ...
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Rabelais and his World
Among the many things Mikhail Bakhtin attempts to accomplish in Rabelais and His World is the job he, as a Russian intellectual of his time, was called upon ...
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Key texts, Realism and Art - R. Jakobson; Marxism and the philosophy of language - Volosinov; Rabelais and his world - M. Bakhtin ...
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SSSL: Bibliography: Search: Rabelais and His World
Gleeson-White reads mccullers' novels through the lens of Mikhail Bakhtin's Rabelais and His World in her analysis of the grotesque, gender and sexuality. ...
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IGSN 9 - Gramsci and the So-called 'Linguistic Turn'
This inquiry leads me to an analysis of Bakhtin's Rabelais and His World in order to emphasize Gramsci's rejection of 'bureaucratic centralism' and to ...
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Mikhail Bakhtin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Now a classic of Renaissance studies, Rabelais and His World is considered one of Bakhtin’s most important texts, and it is here that Bakhtin explores ...
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Chapter 2 - Bakhtin and His World (Continued)
Bakhtin touches on these carnivalistic folk genres in his earlier work on Dostoevsky, but in Rabelais and His World , he provides a detailed history of what ...
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About the author (1984)

Mikhail Bakhtin was born on November 17, 1895 in Orel, Russia. He attended the University of Petrograd from 1913 to 1918, where he studied classics and philology. After graduation, he taught, wrote, and developed many of his theories. From 1945 to 1961, Bakhtin taught at the Mordovia Teachers Training College. He continued to publish works and develop theories such as that of dialogics, which contends that language evolves dynamically and both shapes and is shaped by culture. The theories are explored in Art and Answerability and The Dialogic Imagination. Bakhtin wrote several of his early works under the pseudonyms of his friends P.N. Medvedev and V.N. Voloshinov. He was persecuted under the Stalin regime for his philosophies and sentenced to six years imprisonment. A bone disease that ultimately forced the amputation of his right leg in 1938 further complicated his troubles. Bakhtin died on March 7, 1975.

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