François Rabelais

Standard Name: Rabelais, François
Used Form: Francois Rabelais


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Cultural formation John Oliver Hobbes
Before this she had worshipped, like her parents, at the City Temple , a leading Nonconformist church.
Swan, Annie S. The Letters of Annie S. Swan. Editor Nicoll, Mildred Robertson, Hodder and Stoughton.
Swan, Annie S. My Life. Ivor Nicholson and Watson.
The conversion surprised her friends and family, and her mother was particularly upset and hostile. Hobbes...
Education Colette
Colette wrote later of the way that a free and solitary childhood and adolescence, with plenty of opportunity to develop self-awareness and without any pressure to self-expression, had shaped her mind before the compulsion to...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Robert Lee Wolff argues that this is one of MEB 's very best Wilkie Collins -style investigations.
Wolff, Robert Lee. Sensational Victorian. Garland.
As in much of MEB 's other fiction in this style, the reader can easily and...
Literary responses Virginia Woolf
Erich Auerbach chose a passage from early in To the Lighthouse, which he calls The Brown Stocking, to close his influential work Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, 1946 (which...
Publishing Ethel Savi
John Lane asked her to meet his reader, M. P. (Mary Patricia) Willcocks (herself the author of some very clever novels), who suggested that ES should rewrite her manuscript.
Savi, Ethel. My Own Story. Hutchinson.
M. P. Willcocks was...
Textual Production Tillie Olsen
By the time she entered high school she was keeping a journal in assorted and undated notebooks containing poems, bits of stories, drafts of letters, and reflections.
Reid, Panthea. Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles. Rutgers University Press.
One year into high school she began...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Helen Waddell
Her letters can be unexpected: don't be too hard on Rabelais . Remember that I have read enormously in fifteenth-century literature, and it is very foulspoken. . . . I think Rabelais was one of...


1532-early 1552: These years saw the gradual appearance of...

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1532-early 1552

These years saw the gradual appearance of the work of scurrilous, obscene, and philosophicalsatire generally known in English as Gargantua and Pantagruel, by François Rabelais (1483?-?9 April 1553).

8 February 1932: Count Geoffrey Wladislas Vaile Potocki of...

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8 February 1932

Count Geoffrey Wladislas Vaile Potocki of Montalk went to trial (and was later convicted) for obscene libel for having tried to get printed for private circulation five short poems.

1968: An English translation of Rabelais and His...

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An English translation of Rabelais and His World (the doctoral dissertation of Mikhail Bakhtin , which had been rejected by the examiners in 1946) was published in the USA by MIT Press .


Rabelais, François. The Complete Works of François Rabelais. Translator Frame, Donald M., University of California Press, 1991.