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WHAT DOES RABELAISIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?
François Rabelais was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs. His best known work is Gargantua and Pantagruel. Because of his literary power and historical importance, Western literary critics considered him one of the great writers of world literature and among the creators of modern European writing.
Definition of Rabelaisian in the English dictionary
The definition of Rabelaisian in the dictionary is of, relating to, or resembling the work of Rabelais, esp by broad, often bawdy humour and sharp satire. Other definition of Rabelaisian is a student or admirer of Rabelais.
The translations of Rabelaisian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Rabelaisian» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RABELAISIAN» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RABELAISIAN»
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Rabelaisian Dialectic and the Platonic-Hermetic Tradition
In an appendix, Professor Masters examines the continuity of the several themes of the Platonic-Hermetic tradition as they occur in the five books of the Rabelaisian corpus.
George Mallary Masters, 1969
The Rabelaisian Mythologies
Chapter 4 examines in detail the various myths of the fourth book and suggests that in it Rabelais propounds a radically unorthodox syncretism in which the poetic attractions of Platonic and Plutarchan demonology are preponderant, in which ...
Max Gauna, 1996
Rabelais and His World
Rabelaisian themes are often found in the poetic works of Victor Hugo. Here, too,
he stresses the universalism of Rabelais' images and the philosophical depth of
his laughter. In his later poetry Hugo's attitude toward Rabelaisian laughter ...
Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich Bakhtin, 1984
The Rabelaisian Princess: Madame Royal of France
This is a new release of the original 1931 edition.
Harold Donaldson Eberlein, 2013
Wonders, Marvels, and Monsters in Early Modern Culture
Rabelaisian (Non)Wonders and Renaissance Polemics Anne Lake Prescott
Physically Marvels, Wonders, And Monsters Were Heavily Concen- trated at the
margins of the medieval and early modern world, but culturally they were central
Peter G. Platt, 1999
The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays
In prosecuting his negative task, the foremost device is Rabelaisian laughter —
directly linked to the medieval genres of the clown, rogue and fool, whose roots
go deep back into pre-class folklore. But Rabelaisian laughter not only destroys ...
M. M. Bakhtin, Michael Holquist, 2010
Terrain of Memory: A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project
This material enacts what Bakhtin refers to as the Rabelaisian chronotope.
Bakhtin explains that initially the Rabelaisian chronotope artistically represented
profusive growth of the “real world,” challenging representations that reproduced
Kirsten Emiko McAllister, 2011
The Cambridge Companion to Rabelais
An accessible, readable account of Rabelais, his work, his thought and his world.
John O'Brien, 2011
Rabelais's Radical Farce: Late Medieval Comic Theater and ...
Already in the sixteenth century, the fluid process of exchange between
Rabelais's narrative and the theater of farce had begun, with Rabelaisian
characters and words appearing in plays, such as the reference to Gargantua in
Mimin le ...
E. Bruce Hayes, 2010
Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories
I should note, however, that Bakhtin does make a definite distinction between
Rabelaisian laughter and the laughter associated with later periods. For example
, he postulates that carnival forms functioned differently in rococo literature than ...
Jeannie B. Thomas, 1997
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RABELAISIAN»
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Removing the Fangs From Ty Cobb's Notoriety
Leerhsen's research found neither a saint nor a Rabelaisian character like Babe Ruth. Sure, Cobb could be unpleasant and overly sensitive. He had a temper ... «New York Times, May 15»
Marc Maron Opens Up About Friend and Comedian Bill Hicks
The stuff Bill wrote is positively Rabelaisian. "If I could say anything about Hicks, it's that he was doing his best to destroy anything he perceived as hypocrisy," ... «Esquire, Mar 15»
'The End of the World' Brings Lots of Laughs About Bodily Functions …
For the most part, though, it's a Rabelaisian playfulness that drives the show forward through scene after scene, all perfectly accompanied by a multi-genre ... «LAist, Mar 15»
Peter Carey's 'Amnesia'
In many ways, it's a departure from his previous work, although throughout “Amnesia” he maintains the temper and Rabelaisian fury of a prose we know all too ... «New York Times, Feb 15»
Still, Wolinski and his confederates represented the true Rabelaisian spirit of French civilization, in their acceptance of human appetite and their contempt for ... «The New Yorker, Jan 15»
Laughter and Terror
The French varieties come in many kinds, from the Rabelaisian belly laugh to the ... their wit against power and bigotry: Rabelais, Bussy-Rabutin, Beaumarchais, ... «The New York Review of Books, Jan 15»
How the Catholic Church made its peace with Charlie Hebdo
They trafficked in a French kind of Rabelaisian humor that doesn't carry well in foreign cultures, certainly not in the Anglosphere. When snooty British journalists ... «The Week Magazine, Jan 15»
... to the creative arts. The idea of Rabelaisian humour is central to the idea of democracy and free speech of the West, and increasingly in the rest of the world. «Daily News & Analysis, Jan 15»
Review of Mike Nichols' The Graduate, 1968 - making fun of a young …
Basically, it operates as a giant confidence trick, with flash shots of discreet nudity to suggest Rabelaisian frankness, a handful of irrelevant protest songs to turn ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»
Synod14: It's Déjà vu All Over Again!
The Synod reporting has been nothing short of apocalyptic. And I do love it in a Rabelaisian Catholic sort of way. For example, The National Catholic Register's ... «Patheos, Oct 14»
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