The Rabelais Encyclopedia

The Rabelais Encyclopedia


The French humanist Rabelais (ca. 1483-1553) used to be the best French author of the Renaissance and the most influential authors of all time. His Gargantua and Pantagruel, written in 5 books among 1532 and 1553, competitors the works of Shakespeare and Cervantes by way of artistry, complexity of principles and expression, and historic value. Rabelais is learn in several classes in French Literature, Renaissance experiences, and Western Civilization, and his writings proceed to draw the eye of students and normal readers alike. the 1st paintings of its variety, this encyclopedia is a accomplished consultant to his lifestyles and writings.

Included are a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries through specialist members. those entries talk about his characters, his overt and veiled references to ancient and Renaissance figures and occasions, his literary and philosophical allusions, his significant issues, and the foremost occasions and affects that formed his profession. The entries conceal such themes as schooling, faith, censors and censorship, humanism, dying, and struggle. Entries cite works for additional examining, and the encyclopedia closes with a particular, common bibliography.

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