Rabelais And His World

Author : Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich Bakhtin
ISBN : 0253203414
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

Rabelais And His World

Author : Lambert M. Surhone
ISBN : 613057357X
Genre : History
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. During World War II Mikhail Bakhtin submitted a dissertation on the French Renaissance writer Fran ois Rabelais which was not defended until some years later. The controversial ideas discussed within the work caused much disagreement, and it was consequently decided that Bakhtin be denied his doctorate. Thus, due to its content, Rabelais and Folk Culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance was not published until 1965, at which time it was given the title, Rabelais and His World. Now a classic of Renaissance studies, Rabelais and His World is considered one of Bakhtin's most important texts, and it is here that Bakhtin explores Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel.Bakhtin declares that, for centuries, Rabelais's book had been misunderstood, and claimed that Rabelais and His World clarified Rabelais's intentions. In Rabelais and His World, Bakhtin concerns himself with the openness of Gargantua and Pantagruel; however, the book itself also serves as an example of such openness.
Category: History

Mikhail Bakhtin

Author : Katerina Clark
ISBN : 0674574176
Genre : History
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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
Category: History

Dialogism

Author : Michael Holquist
ISBN : 9781134465408
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

Bakhtin And The Classics

Author : Robert Bracht Branham
ISBN : 0810119064
Genre : History
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This contributed volume is the first devoted to the relationship between Bakhtin and the study of classical antiquity. Branham has collected essays by classicists and a few Slavists that explore the intersection of Bakhtin's thought and classical scholarship.
Category: History

Corporeal Words

Author : Alexandar Mihailovic
ISBN : 0810114593
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This text explores Mikhail Bakhtin's reliance on the terms and concepts of theology. It begins with an identification of the theological categories and terms recalling Christology in general and Trinitarianism in particular that emerge throughout Bakhtin's long and varied career. Alexander Mihailovic discusses the elaborately wrought subtextual imagery, wordplay, and palpable orality of Bakhtin's theology of discourse, and explores the role that theology plays in supporting Bakhtin's ideas about the anti-hierarchical drift of language and culture.
Category: Literary Criticism