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Francois Rabelais - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Francois Rabelais

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Francois Rabelais, author of Gargantua and Pantagruel; sixteenth century French Literature
Francois Rabelais
(1494 - 1553)

 
Category:  French Literature
 
Born: 1494
Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, France
 
Died: 1553
Paris, France
 
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Desiderius Erasmus, Jaroslav Hasek, Jonathan Swift, Laurence Sterne, Miguel De Cervantes, Voltaire, William Shakespeare
 
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Francois Rabelais - LIFE STORIES
 
 
4/9/1553     Rabelais, Rabelaisian
On this day in 1553 the French monk, physician, humanist scholar and writer, Francois Rabelais died. His influential and much-imitated satiric masterpiece, Gargantua and Pantagruel (five books, 1532-52) is in the mock-quest tradition, with the emphasis decidedly on the 'mock'-- the prize sought being at times the ideal toilet paper, at times the wisdom of the Holy Bottle.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Complete Works of Francois Rabelais
by Francois Rabelais, Donald M. Frame (Translator)
anthology, fiction
 
Gargantua and Pantagruel
by Francois Rabelais, Burton Raffel (Translator)
fiction, anthology
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Dore's Illustrations for Rabelais
by Gustave Dore
illustrations
 
Francois Rabelais: Critical Assessments
by Jean-Claude Carron (Editor)
literary criticism
 
Imagining Rabelais in Renaissance England
by Anne Lake Prescott
literary history
 
Life of Francois Rabelais
by Jean Plattard
biography
 
Rabelais and His World
by Mikhail Bakhtin, Helene Iswolsky (Translator)
non-fiction
 
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Bartleby.com
Find a short biography and quotes from Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.
Biographie de Fran├žois Rabelais (vers 1483-1553)
A French language biography, chronological timeline of events in Rabelais' life, and links to suggested online resources.
Pantagruelion
This interesting website features a short biography, and four annotated chapters from the third book of Gargantua and Pantagruel:

"The work, in five books, is as gigantic in scope as the physical size of its heroes. Beneath its broad, often ribald humor are serious discussions of education, politics, philosophy, and religion. The breadth of Rabelais' learning and his zest for life are evident. The work was condemned by the Sorbonne, however, and Rabelais was saved from persecution for heresy only by the protection of his friend, Cardinal Jean du Bellay. He spent his last years as curate at Meudon (1550-52)."
Project Gutenberg
Offers the complete English-language electronic text of Gargantua And Pantagruel.
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