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‘À deux doigtz prés de la mort’: From Shipwreck to Storm Scene (and Back Again)

Jennifer H. Oliver

in Shipwreck in French Renaissance Writing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198831709
eISBN:
9780191869563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831709.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter tackles perhaps the most salient near-shipwreck in Renaissance French literature to the modern reader: Rabelais’s storm scene of the Quart Livre, situating it between two of its closest ... More


Rabelais in a Pickle: Fixing Flux in Le Quart Livre

Katie Kadue

in Domestic Georgic: Labors of Preservation from Rabelais to Milton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226797359
eISBN:
9780226797526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226797526.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 1 shifts from the mire of Erasmus’ textual practices to what may seem the more festive world of François Rabelais, whose association with humanist exuberance and carnivalesque pleasure has, ... 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


Taking on the Law

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/9780198840015.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

In Rabelais’s later books villainy undergoes significant changes. By the time we get to the Quart Livre, Panurge no longer targets women with his violent tricks. The first half of this chapter gives ... More


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