Pantagruel

Pantagruel

ISBN-10:
184391056X
ISBN-13:
9781843910565
Pub. Date:
11/28/2003
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
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Overview

Pantagruel

François 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 is presented in a new and lively translation. Pantagruel recounts the life a popular giant. From his portentous birth and colorful 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843910565
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Series: Hesperus Classics
Pages: 129
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Introductionxi
Pantagruel1
Notes123
Biographical note129

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