Pantagruel

Pantagruel

King of the Dipsodes Restored to His Natural State With His Dreadful Deeds and Exploits Written by the Late M. Alcofribas, Abstractor of the Quintessence

Book - 2003
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Fran#65533;ois Rabelais holds a unique place in the history of world literature, and no more so than for his extraordinary satirical entertainment Gargantua and Pantagruel. Here the first of these volumes is presented in a new and lively translation. Pantagruel recounts the life a popular giant. From his portentous birth and colorful childhood, to his visit to Paris and his travels through Utopia, and not withstanding his enormous appetite, Pantagruel's history is told with a breathtaking degree of gaiety and wit. Ingeniously coining new expressions, and with an unashamed obsession with bodily functions, Rabelais blends prose and poetry, the sacred and profound, to offer a heady satire of the religious society of his day. The result is a bawdy and brilliant celebration of life.
Publisher: London : Hesperus, 2003.
ISBN: 9781843910565
184391056X
Branch Call Number: 843.3 RAB
Characteristics: xviii, 129 p. ; 20 cm.

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