Rabelais And His World

Author: Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich Bakhtin
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253203414
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This classic work by the Russian philosopher and literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin (1895–1975) examines popular humor and folk culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. One of the essential texts of a theorist who is rapidly becoming a major reference in contemporary thought, Rabelais and His World is essential reading for anyone interested in problems of language and text and in cultural interpretation.

Mikhail Bakhtin

Author: Katerina Clark
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674574176
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Traces the life of Bakhtin, a Russian literary critic recently rediscovered, and discusses his major works on Freud, Dostoevsky, Rabelais, Marxism, and the philosophy of language

Dialogism

Author: Michael Holquist
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134465408
Size: 11.88 MB
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Holquist's masterly study draws on all of Bakhtin's known writings providing a comprehensive account of his achievement. Widely acknowledged as an exceptional guide to Bakhtin and dialogics, this book now includes a new introduction, concluding chapter and a fully updated bibliography. He argues that Bakhtin's work gains coherence through his commitment to the concept of dialogue, examining Bakhtin's dialogues with theorists such as Saussure, Freud, Marx and Lukacs, as well as other thinkers whose connection with Bakhtin has previously been ignored. Dialogism also includes dialogic readings of major literary texts, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Gogol's The Notes of a Madman and Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, which provide another dimension of dialogue with dialogue.

The Politics Of Carnival

Author: Chris Humphrey
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719056039
Size: 15.51 MB
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In recent years there has been a surge of interest in the popular medieval festival. The most remarkable of its many genres was misrule, those festive occasions on which a temporary and dynamic upside-down world of boy-bishops and Christmas kings was created. This book, the first in-depth study of the role of misrule in medieval England, uses original source material to argue for a more creative approach to the interpretation of these lively and topsy-turvy customs.