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Far-Fetched Facts

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

In Francois Rabelais's account of the voyage of Pantagruel, grandson of the King of Utopia, to consult the oracle of the Holy Bottle, ‘pres le Catay en Indie superieure’, the voyagers encounter in ... More


Complicity and Catharsis: the Immature Criticism of Harry Berger

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

in A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230303
eISBN:
9780823241071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter tells of the sudden, surprising friendship that springs up instantly between these two great opposites: “How Pantagruel met Panurge, whom he loved all his life” (“lequel il aima toute sa ... More


The Highs and Lows of Structuralist Reading: Rabelais, Pantagruel, chapters 10–13

François Rigolot

in Distant Voices Still Heard: Contemporary Readings of French Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237853
eISBN:
9781846312977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237853.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at two or three basic texts which in the 1960s contributed to the emergence of what is known as ‘structuralist’ reading by re-reading some particularly obscure chapters of François ... More


Panurge: The Making of a Villain

Jonathan Patterson

in Villainy in France (1463-1610): A Transcultural Study of Law and Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198840015
eISBN:
9780191875625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840015.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

At the centre of this book is an analysis of what Rabelais called ‘la plus grande villanie du monde’—‘the world’s greatest villainy’ (Pantagruel chs. 21–2). In this episode, Panurge enacts a vengeful ... More


Rabelais

Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Part IV explores how many of the contexts and strands of tense-use for the dead that have been explored separately so far were combined in practice by two of the greatest vernacular prose writers of ... More


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