Bakhtin – Rabelais and his World

Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and his World, 1965 [EN 1984]   Gustave Doré’s illustration.   Especially on the first try, Rabelais can read like a relentless wave of examples and close literary analysis. The importance of this long and deep engagement with Rabelais’ writing is central to communicating with Bakhtin. Nevertheless, this summary functions more like a companion, summarising arguments…