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Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
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Francois 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 - Pantagruel - is presented in a new and lively translation. Pantagruel recounts the life a popular giant. From his portentous birth and colourful 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.

Author Biography

Physician and humanist Francois Rabelais (c. 1494 - c. 1553) was a leading figure in Renaissance France. Paul Bailey has so far written eight novels, a memoir, a biography and edited several anthologies. He is also a frequent contributor to Radio and TV and works as a critic and reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement and other newspapers.
Release date Australia
October 31st, 2003
Contributors
Foreword by Doris Lessing Translated by Andrew Brown
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Hesperus Press Ltd
Pages
112
Dimensions
124x195x6
ISBN-13
9781843910565
Product ID
1936253

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