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Gargantua and Pantagruel
By Francois Rabelais

Gargantua and Pantagruel

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Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais

Book Awards

  • Winner of French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation Translation Prize 1991.

Book Description

Rabelais's vigorous examination of the life of his times-from bizarre battles to great drinking bouts, from satire on religion and education to matter-of-fact descriptions of bodily functions and desires-is one of the great comic masterpieces of literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393308068
ISBN-10: 0393308065
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 38mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 15-Jun-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Francois Rabelais

Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel, Paperback (December 2016)

Rabelais' bawdy 16th-century masterpiece, ostensibly the adventures of a giant and his son, satirizes Medieval and Renaissance ideology. Using his ribald humor, Rabelais addresses timeless issues of education, politics, and philosophy.

Readings from Rabelais by Francois Rabelais Readings from Rabelais, Paperback (February 2016)

Originally published in 1920, this book contains a selection of passages from Rabelais, with detailed notes and a biography.

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Author Biography - Francois Rabelais

Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Emeritus. He is the translator of many works, including Gargantua and Pantagruel (awarded the French-American Foundation Translation Prize), Pere Goriot, Beowulf, and the five romances of Chretien de Troyes.

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