Rabelais and His World

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Indiana University Press, 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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My recent (over the last couple of years) reading of Medieval literature and renaissance literature has taught me that to appreciate their works it is essential to approach the authors on their own ... Read full review

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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

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
ONE Rabelais in the History of Laughter
59
TWO The Language of the Marketplace in Rabelais
145
THREE PopularFestive Forms and Images in Rabelais
196
FOUR Banquet Imagery in Rabelais
278
FIVE The Grotesque Image of the Body and Its Sources
303
SIX Images of the Material Bodily Lower Stratum
368
SEVEN Rabelais Images and His Time
437
INDEX
475
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