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Gargantua and Pantagruel (Gargantua and Pantagruel #1-5)
by François Rabelais

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Gargantua and Pantagruel (Gargantua and Pantagruel #1-5) by François Rabelais Overview

The dazzling and exuberant moral stories of Rabelais (c.1471-1553) expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy to make us look afresh at the world. Gargantua depicts a young giant, reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic p The dazzling and exuberant moral stories of Rabelais (c.1471-1553) expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy to make us look afresh at the world. Gargantua depicts a young giant, reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic professors, who is rescued and turned into a cultured Christian knight. And in Pantagruel and its three sequels, Rabelais parodied tall tales of chivalry and satirized the law, theology and academia to portray the bookish son of Gargantua who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided in his wisdom, and his idiotic, self-loving companion Panurge.

François Rabelais

About Gargantua and Pantagruel (Gargantua and Pantagruel #1-5) Description

François Rabelais was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and Renaissance humanist. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, and both bawdy jokes and songs. Rabelais is considered one of the great writers of world literature and among the creators of modern European writing.

Data Book Gargantua and Pantagruel (Gargantua and Pantagruel #1-5)

Original Title La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel ISBN 0140445501 (ISBN13: 9780140445503 ) Edition Language English URL http://www.penguinclassics.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780140445503,00.html?Gargantua_and_Pantagruel_Francois_Rabelais Series Gargantua and Pantagruel #1-5 Literary Awards French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Fiction (1991), Премія «Сковорода» (2005) (295)