Henry Miller, the Modern Rabelais: 008 (Studies in Comparative Literature)

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9780889466289: Henry Miller, the Modern Rabelais: 008 (Studies in Comparative Literature)
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This text reassesses the literary relationship linking Henry Miller and Francois Rabelais in terms of readings, imitations, and analogies. It uses a Bakhtinian approach to explore how Miller, as a 20th-century anarchist and rebel, could realize his kinship with Rabelais, a 16th-century humanist and Christian. The various avenues explored include lexical richness, conviviality, laughter, the grotesque, scenes of carnival, and the notions of freedom and self-transcendence. Despite the negative side of Miller's work, thought, and artistic vision, of which obscenity, nihilism, and despair form clear elements, Miller's personality exudes a fundamentally positive spirit based on friendship, trust, and mutual respect, all of which can be seen as elements in the Rabelaisian philosophy of Pantagruelisme.

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Published by Edwin Mellen Pr (1991)
ISBN 10: 0889466289 ISBN 13: 9780889466289
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