[EPUB] ✷ Gargantua: La vie inestimable du grand Gargantua, père de Pantagruel ✼ François Rabelais – Submitalink.info

[EPUB] ✷ Gargantua: La vie inestimable du grand Gargantua, père de Pantagruel ✼ François Rabelais – Submitalink.info Well, this was quite odd This is a famous French renaissance novel, and I didn t know what to expect Turns out that this is a crossover between an insolent satire, knight novel, fairytale, and didactic writing And first thing that you realise about it is that it is one of the most saucy novels with such an over the top squeamish humour concerning every known bodily fluid, that it would be considered trash if published today, under a modern name.But I had no problem with it s bodily fluid obss Well, this was quite odd This is a famous French renaissance novel, and I didn t know what to expect Turns out that this is a crossover between an insolent satire, knight novel, fairytale, and didactic writing And first thing that you realise about it is that it is one of the most saucy novels with such an over the top squeamish humour concerning every known bodily fluid, that it would be considered trash if published today, under a modern name.But I had no problem with it s bodily fluid obssession In fact, I found it the better part of the book Things such as overeating until vomiting, being drunk all the time and cursing god and saints, shitting diarrhea in the woods until your intestines burst and wiping your ass with skins of every imaginable animal are common themes in this novel Fun and grotesque, to say at least And clergy is pictured as a bunch of greedy, insolent and half retarded idiots.The problem is that only a half of the book is that entertaining The second half is like written by another person grotesque jokes cease almost entirely as an endlessly boring war creeps into the narration Also, the book tries to be didactic all of the sudden, after all that hillarious fart, shit, piss and cock jokes And it doesn t work It simply begins to get boring Gargantua was printed and edited first in 1534 1535, printing had just been invented, Pantagruel, son of Gargantua, was published first in 1532 By Fran ois Rabelais, 1495 1553 America had just been discovered, To make any sense of the works of Rabelais, we must take into account the historical environment of his time Religious inquisitions could and still did lead to accusation of heresy, the convicted would be burned alive in public.Braving these dangers, Rabelais whirled up a literary du Gargantua was printed and edited first in 1534 1535, printing had just been invented, Pantagruel, son of Gargantua, was published first in 1532 By Fran ois Rabelais, 1495 1553 America had just been discovered, To make any sense of the works of Rabelais, we must take into account the historical environment of his time Religious inquisitions could and still did lead to accusation of heresy, the convicted would be burned alive in public.Braving these dangers, Rabelais whirled up a literary dust storm.He imagined his supersized, larger than life, stronger than Hercules, not intelligent, but good natured heroes, Gargantua and Pantagruel, son of Gargantua They could eat and drink especially drink from morning to night, smash any castle, beat any army, outsmart any aggression, in short, were invincible In a humorous, witty, farcical, funny and even low and dirty language, exempt of all moral and psychology, he invented new words and expressions, often taken from popular origins, in short, the author wants his readers to laugh out loud.Then, smartly woven into of the adventurous events of the story, the attentive reader will notice the heroes lash out critics against lying preachers, lazy monks, stealing lawyers, stupid aristocrats, and mad kings etc.It takes some time to get used to the language at first, but these works are a literary milestone and therefore a MUST READ on my list It appears that Cervantes with his Don Quixote, fifty years after Rabelais, worked on a similar idea As A Companion Volume To Pantagruel, This New Edition Of Gargantua Continues Rabelais Acclaimed Fantasy Of A Mythical Family Of Giants Gargantua Introduces Pantagruel S Father Another Wondrous Giant As He Tells Gargantua S Life Story From His Birth And Education To His Later Life, Rabelais Uses The Events Of The Giant S Life To Parody Medieval And Classical Learning, In 1980, the comic strip of Dino Battaglia appeared in Italy after the work of Rabelais.The author is accustomed adaptations of literary works.2001 will see the publication in French of the drawings accompanied by the arranged text see for this purpose the explanatory forewords of the genesis of the work and the posthumous adaptation What great gullet you have baptized Grandgousier at the birth of his son Gargantua.The first part of the collection tells us about childhood, adolescence an In 1980, the comic strip of Dino Battaglia appeared in Italy after the work of Rabelais.The author is accustomed adaptations of literary works.2001 will see the publication in French of the drawings accompanied by the arranged text see for this purpose the explanatory forewords of the genesis of the work and the posthumous adaptation What great gullet you have baptized Grandgousier at the birth of his son Gargantua.The first part of the collection tells us about childhood, adolescence and maturity of the giant hero.His education sponsored by the humanist Ponocrates, his departure for Paris the episode of Notre Dame is edifying , his many learnings where we see here the pedagogy advocated by Rabelais in addition to studies, lessons of things , lessons of life in opposition with the rigorous teaching, ex cathedra of Sorbonnards.Gargantua returns to the country when the picrocholine war breaks out, one perceives in the father as in the son a reflection different from the obscurantism of the attackers.Also appears the famous Brother Jean of Entommeures, monk of action in a century blinded by a dominant and domineering religion.The Middle Ages ends, the sixteenth century is announced references to medicine Rabelais was a doctor , geographical discoveries, good food famine the outline of the humanist spirit.It is particularly seen in the second part devoted to Pantagruel, son of the previous one.Wars, travels, meetings and quest are the path of the heir of Grandgousier and Gargantua.We meet Panurge whose name is always quotedThroughout this book wager, we find excerpts from the original text in modernized French and the popular rabelaisian truculence that can still disturb the cold minds.The drawings of the Italian master of the ninth art, Dino Battaglia, with the coloring of Laure, his companion, are a delight.Perfectly adapted to the story, they break the habits of the comics, go beyond the traditional frameworks and we restore the gigantism of the heroes, the wars, the movements and the noises.Laughs and reflections are at the rendezvous and in the text and in the illustration When I started to read the book, I was surprised to see that the book isn t like it was written in the 16th century at all It is adaptable to all ages and its absurdity was funny in the 16th century, and it is funny in the 21st century as well. I had much, much higher expectations I was expecting something similar to Voltaire s Zadig which I adored Something with a much greater idea.Honestly This is only making fun of certain aspects of 16th century French society I found no philosophy hidden in this book that might have made it worthwhile It is supposed to be fun Parody and stuff But really, I just found it incredibly dull I took TWO weeks to read the 70 pages that constitute this book My point is, this was boring Not in a I had much, much higher expectations I was expecting something similar to Voltaire s Zadig which I adored Something with a much greater idea.Honestly This is only making fun of certain aspects of 16th century French society I found no philosophy hidden in this book that might have made it worthwhile It is supposed to be fun Parody and stuff But really, I just found it incredibly dull I took TWO weeks to read the 70 pages that constitute this book My point is, this was boring Not in an it was a bit too serious or I like YA better way I was not expecting action packed chapters and beautiful metaphors or anything I was ready for an average, educational read But I learned NOTHING from it and I enjoyed no second of it So Pointless read for me Review of the Burton Raffel translation The book is at it s strongest with the ridiculous imagery and farcical situations the impetus for the war between Grandgousier Pichrocole, Gargantua s horse pissing a flood downing thousands of soldiers, a seemingly indestructible not so monkish, Brother John, etc The vignettes such as Gargantua eating pilgrims in a salad, or using a giant tree as his staff are very good.Unfortunately, the book is repetitious to an ingratiating extent There is an on Review of the Burton Raffel translation The book is at it s strongest with the ridiculous imagery and farcical situations the impetus for the war between Grandgousier Pichrocole, Gargantua s horse pissing a flood downing thousands of soldiers, a seemingly indestructible not so monkish, Brother John, etc The vignettes such as Gargantua eating pilgrims in a salad, or using a giant tree as his staff are very good.Unfortunately, the book is repetitious to an ingratiating extent There is an ongoing gag of saying long sentences in Latin and then immediately saying it in English this could be a translation thing , but what definitely isn t are his infamous lists You will be bombarded with every type of thing in a category If someone mentions a bird, you will be given a list of ten to fifteen different types of birds they have or possess There is also a running gag , I guess, of being precise with large amounts of things money, soldiers, etc This is present throughout the entire book Because of the Rabelasian lists, the book became a chore to read, but the book contains memorable moments and if you let your eyes skim over the pointless lists, it will be a lotenjoyable I felt like it was funny at first, but Rabelais doesn t seem to know when a joke is dead I suspect this continues in the next four books I didn t read this particular edition I read from the Great Works books.The whole story is hyperbole It s satire It s supposed to be irreverent and funny Some of the word combinations are unusual and its lists sometimes made me feel like I was reading a thesaurus There s what I d call eleven year old boy humor full of cod pieces, private parts, and rivers of urine For some reason I kind of like when Gargantua eats the salad and happens to eat six or so people at the same time who survive, I didn t read this particular edition I read from the Great Works books.The whole story is hyperbole It s satire It s supposed to be irreverent and funny Some of the word combinations are unusual and its lists sometimes made me feel like I was reading a thesaurus There s what I d call eleven year old boy humor full of cod pieces, private parts, and rivers of urine For some reason I kind of like when Gargantua eats the salad and happens to eat six or so people at the same time who survive, of course.The book is about a giant, Gargantua It follows his outrageous birth, his education, goes through a war started because of cakes, and then to an abbey which is established after the battle is won in part thanks to a monk Because of the monk s help, he is given the reward of being able to establish an over the top, extravagant, anti religious abbey where the only rule is something like, Do whatever you want I can t say I liked it I didn t hate it I was glad to finally finish reading it This was one crazy story It s very reminiscent of Voltaire s Candide but with a great many lewd jokes and a lot of dirty humour.It s bawdy, yes, but it also offers some philosophical insights into society It s hard to believe that this book was written over 5 centuries ago. I enjoyed thisthan Pantagruel, which was written earlier but set later Gargantua is better plotted Amongst the extravagant, obscene, bawdy nonsense, it includes an almost serious account of the title character s education, which consists not of rote drills, but of puzzles and games to learn math, readings and discussions for the humanities, visits to craftsmen to learn practical arts, all at a pace to suit the taste of the scholar One wonders if Rabelais seriously thought such an educat I enjoyed thisthan Pantagruel, which was written earlier but set later Gargantua is better plotted Amongst the extravagant, obscene, bawdy nonsense, it includes an almost serious account of the title character s education, which consists not of rote drills, but of puzzles and games to learn math, readings and discussions for the humanities, visits to craftsmen to learn practical arts, all at a pace to suit the taste of the scholar One wonders if Rabelais seriously thought such an education would work It seems not Gargantua learns fencing by dropping in at a salle every once in a while, when it is raining He astonishes the master with his skill, but any other fencer could hardly progress with such a lackadaisacal program I think maybe what Rabelais is saying is, Wouldn t it be grand if we could learn like this And maybe that some elements of Gargantua s education could be included into the curricula of his time with profit.Similarly with the great war Gargantua wages Wouldn t it be grand if wars could end with the enemy swiftly defeated, the one who caused the war escaping to become a bitter day laborer in Lyon, and the defeated army reconciled by our mercy

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