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Rabelais in his writings by W. F. Smith

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Published by At the University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


  • Rabelais, François, -- ca. 1490-1553?

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Statementby W.F. Smith.
The Physical Object
Pagination230 p.
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16552772M

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Rabelais’s purpose in the four books of his masterpiece was to entertain the cultivated reader at the expense of the follies and exaggerations of his times. If he points lessons, it is because his life has taught him something about the evils of comatose monasticism, the trickery of lawyers, the pigheaded persistence of litigants, and the ignorance of grasping physicians. Mikhail Bakhtin's book Rabelais and His World explores Gargantua and Pantagruel and is considered a classic of Renaissance studies. Bakhtin declares that for centuries Rabelais' book had been misunderstood. Throughout Rabelais and His World, Bakhtin attempts two things. First, to recover sections of Gargantua and Pantagruel that in the past were either ignored or : François Rabelais ("Alcofribas Nasier"). François Rabelais has books on Goodreads with ratings. François Rabelais’s most popular book is Gargantua and Pantagruel. Rabelais and His World deals, of course, with the bawdy medieval narratives by French writer Rabelais, vaunted by Bakhtin as one of history's most indispensable yet A brilliant Russian theorist with a touch of what Baudelaire called spleen, he wrote profound philosophical treatises that went largely unnoticed in /5.

Antoine Du Verdier in the edition of his Prosopographie writes: ‘(Rabelais’) misfortune has been that everybody has wished to “pantagruelize!” and several books have appeared under his name, and have been added to his works, which are not by him, as, for instance, l’Ile Sonnante, written by a certain scholar of Valence and others.’. Rabelais and His World is a scholarly work which is considered one of Mikhail Bakhtin's most important texts and a now a classic of Renaissance studies. In the work Bakhtin explores Gargantua and Pantagruel by the French Renaissance writer François Rabelais.. Bakhtin declares that, for centuries, Rabelais’s book had been misunderstood, and claimed that Rabelais and His World clarified. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Rabelais in His Writings by Frantois Rabelais Francis Smith (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at . Rabelais was familiar with the alchemical writings of the Sufi s, via Avicienna, as well as the medieval Templars, referring to the good knights of the Templar a number of times in his works,  indicating he was most likely sympathetic with their cause.