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Carnivalizing Difference by David Shepherd, Charles Platter, Paul Allen Miller, Peter I. Barta

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3 VICTORY WITHOUT DEFEAT? CARNIVAL LAUGHTER AND ITS APPROPRIATION IN PINDAR'S VICTORY ODES

Nigel Nicholson

 

Bakhtin locates Gargantua and Pantagruel at a rare intersection between the radical laughter of folk culture and the sphere of great literature and high ideology (RW, 71–73, 96–101). In Renaissance literature medieval laughter was transformed: “Its wide, popular character, its radicalism and freedom, soberness and materiality were transferred from an almost elemental condition to a state of artistic awareness and purposefulness. In other words, medieval laughter became at the Renaissance stage of its development the expression of a new free and critical historical consciousness” (RW, 73). That is, laughter was included in new art forms ...

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