Rabelais and His World

Rabelais and His World

Mikhail Bakhtin
Translated by Hélène Iswolsky. Foreword by Krystyna Pomorska. Introduction by Michael Holquist.
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/19/2008
Format: paper 512 pages
5.5 x 8.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-20341-0
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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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Table of Contents

FOREWORD Krystyna Pomorska

PROLOGUE Michael Holquist

INTRODUCTION

ONE Rabelais in the History of Laughter
TWO The Language of the Marketplace in Rabelais
THREE Popular-Festive Forms and Images in Rabelais
FOUR Banquet Imagery in Rabelais
FIVE The Grotesque Image of the Body and Its Sources
SIX Images of the Material Bodily Lower Stratum
SEVEN Rabelais Images and His Time

INDEX