Rabelais and His World

Rabelais and His World

Bakhtin, Mikhail
Distribution: World
Publication date: 01/09/2009
Format: Paperback
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


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