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  Francois Rabelais - LoveToKnow 1911
Rabelais is the incarnation of the "esprit Gaulois," a jovial, careless soul, not destitute of common sense or even acute intellectual power, but first of all a good fellow, rather preferring a broad jest to a'fine-pointed one, and rollicking through life like a good-natured undergraduate.
Rabelais is, in short, if he be read without prejudice, a humorist pure and simple, feeling often in earnest, thinking almost always in jest.
It is not, indeed, to be contended that Rabelais was a man with whom religion was in detail a constant thought, that he had a very tender conscience or a very scrupulous orthodoxy.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Francois_Rabelais   (6016 words)

 François Rabelais - Encyclopedia.com
Harassed because of his humanist studies, Rabelais petitioned Pope Clement VII and received permission to leave the Franciscan order and enter the Benedictine monastery of Maillezais; the monastery's scholarly bishop became his friend and patron.
Rabelais made several trips to Rome with his friend Cardinal Jean du Bellay; he lived for a time in Turin with du Bellay's brother, Guillaume.
Rabelais apparently spent some time in hiding, threatened with persecution for heresy.
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  François Rabelais
François Rabelais was born in 1484 (or 1483, 1490, 1495) near the town of Chinon in western France.
Rabelais took the character of Gargantua from a booklet, which was sold in Lyons, and depicted the adventures of a giant famous in oral folk tradition.
Rabelais, a sober man who drank nothing but water, is thought of as a lover of food and drink and a confirmed tippler." The author himself placed his books in the long line of heroic narratives, starting from Homer and Virgil.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /rabela.htm   (1433 words)

He was born at Chinon in Touraine in 1483, 1490, or 1495.
According to some he died as a free-thinker and jester, saying, "Draw the curtain, the farce is played out", according to others his end was Christian and edifying.
Rabelais was a revolutionary who attacked all the past, Scholasticism, the monks; his
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 François Rabelais
Rabelais wrote a panegyrical memoir of Guillaume, which is lost, and the year before saw the publication of an edition of Gargantua and Pantagruel, book I, together (both had been repeatedly reprinted separately), in which some dangerous expressions were cut away.
According to some expositors, including Fleury, Rabelais is a sober reformer, an apostle of earnest work, of sound education, of rational if not dogmatic religion, who wraps up his morals in a farcical envelope partly to make them go down with the vulgar and partly to shield himself from the consequences of his reforming zeal.
Rabelais is the incarnation of the "esprit Gaulois", a jovial, careless soul, not destitute of common sense or even acute intellectual power, but first of all a good fellow, rather preferring a broad jest to a fine-pointed one, and rollicking through life like a good-natured undergraduate.
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 ArtandCulture Artist: Francois Rabelais   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Rabelais' undaunted obsession with bodily functions shows his medical training, but his descriptions of the activities leading to excretion -- namely in the "Discourse of the Drinkers" section of "Gargantua and Pantagruel" -- portray a typically beer-soaked day in the life of a Medieval monk.
Rabelais was enthused by both knowledge and drinking, and he often used one as a metaphor for the other.
Rabelais was delighted when the first printing presses were unveiled; the young Gargantua’s findings pay tribute to Rabelais’ love for the printed word, and his desire to keep it sacred no matter how profane.
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/artist?id=1350   (690 words)

Rabelais Francois was one of the best satirical writers in modern world history.
Although many of his works are not read by average readers, Rabelais' writing are still reknown for their unique “Rabelaisian” style which means “Characterized by coarse humor or bold caricature.” He has obviously influenced modern day literature as a role model for satire and humorous social commentary.
Rabelais' ultimate goal was the discovery of the secret of life.
www.lakesideschool.org /studentweb/worldhistory/renaissance2/Rabelais.htm   (1133 words)

 M. Bajtin: El contexto de Francois Rabelais.
Rabelais ha influido poderosamente no sólo en los destinos de la literatura y la lengua literaria francesa, sino tambi‚n en la literatura mundial (probablemente con tanta intensidad como Cervantes).
De ahí la soledad tan especial de Rabelais en el curso de los siglos siguientes: es imposible llegar a él a través de los caminos trillados que la creación artística y el pensamiento ideológico de la Europa burguesa, siguieron a lo largo de los últimos cuatro siglos.
Y si bien es cierto que en ese tiempo encontramos numerosos admiradores entusiastas de Rabelais, es imposible, en cambio, hallar una comprensión total, claramente formulada, de su obra.
www.marxists.org /espanol/bajtin/rabelais.htm   (5597 words)

Rabelais is equally indebted to classical sources and humanist influences.
Rabelais is engaged on this island in an effort he shared with many of his contemporaries — to exchange one past for another.
Obviously, Rabelais is attacking the temporal authority of the pope and his Decretals.
members.cox.net /juliencarriere/essays/Rabelais.htm   (3217 words)

 François Rabelais - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Rabelais was first a novice of the Franciscan order, and later a friar at Fontenay-le-Comte, where he studied Greek and Latin, as well as science, philology, and law, already becoming known and respected by the humanists of his era, including Budé.
Afterwards, Rabelais travelled frequently to Rome with du Bellay, and lived for a short time in Turin with du Bellay's brother, Guillaume, during which François I was his patron.
Rabelais later taught medicine at Montpellier in 1537 and 1538, and in 1547 became curate of St.
www.egnu.org /thelema/Rabelais   (783 words)

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Rabelais est un écrivain français, c'est le parfait modèle des humanistes de la Renaissance, qui luttent avec enthousiasme pour renouveler,à la lumière de la pensée antique,l'idéal philosophique et moral de leur temps.
Rabelais réalisait ainsi un de ses rêves d'humaniste;il a visité les ruines, enrichi sa connaissance de l'art antique,et etudié de près les moeurs de la cour pontificale dont il fera une vive satire.
Rabelais est donc un des membres fondateurs de l'humanisme,il a apporté beaucoup pour ce dernier.(nouveau concepts,nouvelles idées...).
www.fdn.fr /~rebours/rabelais.htm   (2147 words)

 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | François Rabelais   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Rabelais was first a novice of the Franciscan order, and later was a monk at Fontenay-le-Comte, where he studied Greek and Latin, as well as science, philology, and law, already becoming known and respected by the humanists of his era, including Budé.
Afterwards, Rabelais travelled frequently to Rome with his friend Jean du Bellay, and lived for a short time in Turin with du Bellay's brother, Guillaume, during which François I was his patron.
Rabelais later taught medicine at Montpelier in 1537 and 1538, and in 1547 became curate of St. Christophe de Jambe and of Meudon, from which he resigned before his death in Paris in 1553.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Rabelais   (793 words)

Through an analysis of Rabelais’ satirical technique and by examining his social parody of the Medieval and the Renaissance man, we are able to better understand Rabelais’ introspection into the ideals of his own generation and to accept his argument that learning is transitory and often a necessary, yet futile, attempt to understand our world.
Rabelais writes, “As Ponocrates grew familiar with Gargantua’s vicious manner of life, he began to plan a different course of instruction for the lad; but at first he let the latter go his own way, remembering that nature does not endure sudden changes without great violence” (124).
Evident from this desperation, as portrayed in the endless thirst of Gargantua to be enlightened, Rabelais seems to suggest that the Renaissance scholars and Humanists are overwhelmed and should recognize that their own school of thought, like that of Medieval scholars is transitory, and in a sense, a futile attempt to understand the world.
itech.fgcu.edu /&/issues/vol2/issue2/rabelais.htm   (2021 words)

Rabelais, pendant q' il était.dans ce couvent, se livra à des grands travaux d' érudition.Il apprit le grec, étudia le droit, acquit des connaissances en histoire naturelle et en médecine et se pourvut enfin de cette science encyclopédique à laquelle prétendaient les docteurs de la Renaissance.
Le langage de Rabelais, dans le prologue du Gargantua, n'est pas celui d'un auteur jusqu'alors inédit; le prologue du Pantagruel se rapporte bien, selon nous, au premier livre de Gargantua, et non à ces grandes et inestimables Chroniques du géant Gargantua, dans lesquelles M. Brunet a voulu voir un premier essai de Rabelais.
Rabelais était pour la troisième fois à Rome au mois de février à l'époque de la naissance de Louis d'Orléans, deuxième fils de Henri II et de Catherine de Médicis.
www.liguge.com /rab.html   (4825 words)

 RMDS Collections
Rabelais’s books, with their tales of the giant Gargantua, his son Pantagruel, and the comical and conflicted Panurge, were popular from their first publication, although his contemporaries did not agree on the import of his works.
Rabelais left the Benedictines after two years to become a secular priest, taking up medical studies, and receiving a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Montpellier.
Rabelais applied his philological interest and skills, particularly his knowledge of Greek, to producing accurate editions of the classical medical texts of the early Greek physicians, Hippocrates and Galen.
www.lib.virginia.edu /rmds/collections/gordon/literary/rabelais/index.html   (718 words)

 Rabelais, Francis de Sales and the Abbaye de Thélème
Rabelais was a close friend and admirer of Erasmus, who had a great influence on his writings, especially in Gargantua and Pantagruel.
Here Rabelais wants to contrast the life of the Thelemites with that led by the majority of monks and religious of the time, who, by their lack of self-discipline, compromised their evangelical freedom in order to merit.
Rabelais in a letter to Erasmus considers him to be one of his "dieux tutelaires," to borrow Guy Patin's expression.
www4.desales.edu /~salesian/resources/articles/english/rabelais.html   (3006 words)

 Rabelais ( Francois Rabelais ) par Manuel de Dieguez
Rabelais sera le pédagogue transcendantal d'une aventure gigantale de l'écrit.
Le langage panthéistique de Rabelais évoque, par contre, la plongée d'un corps qui explorerait les terres, les mers, les montagnes, les fleuves, les ossements, les artères, les intestins, les estomacs, les boyaux culiers, les cervelles, les lois, les corps d'armée, les Écritures.
Rabelais a donc rédigé froidement le récit historique avec le texte de David sur sa table, comme Dieu le Père raconte les guerres dans Bossuet avec le livre du destin sous les yeux.
www.geocities.com /dieguezmd/articles/universalis_rabelais.htm   (8248 words)

 The Alchemist Monk Francois Rabelais
Rabelais was so enamored with hemp that in his estimation it stood at the very pinnacle of plant life: “in this pantagruel ion have I found so much efficacy and energy, so much complete­ness and excellency, so much exquisiteness and rarity, and so many admirable effects and operations of a transcendent nature....”
Rabelais was more than familiar with the alchemical literature that circulated so covertly at that time, and he incorporated the secret language of this hidden art into his writings.
Rabelais was quite an old man at the time his books were published, and he knew it was time to reveal his secret to mankind more plainly, lest it be lost forever.
www.alchemylab.com /cannabis_stone3.htm   (2627 words)

 François Rabelais - Introduction
On sait peu de choses de la personnalité de Rabelais, si bien que toutes les hypothèses ont été envisagées.
Son parcours, bien que peuplé de plusieurs zones d'ombre est un peu mieux connu : François Rabelais a d'abord été moine, puis traducteur, médecin et enfin écrivain.
Rabelais a allié une culture étonnante à un rire franc.
www.alalettre.com /rabelais-intro.htm   (368 words)

 Rabelais quiz -- free game
Rabelais was not very happy with the intellectual climate at Fontenay.
In 1542 Rabelais published a second volume in which we are told the life-story of Pantagruel's father, Gargantua, an equally formidable giant.
He does not get the ancient medieval type of education in which learning by heart of meaningless things predominated, but a fairly rigorous study-schedule in which no time is wasted to give the student a 'universal' education.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=68544   (573 words)

 François Rabelais: Letter from Gargantua to his son Pantagruel
Rabelais was a monk and a physician, but in his writings he celebrated his real loves: scholarship and drinking, with the latter often serving as a symbol of the former.
As much as any of the Renaissance Humanists, it is Rabelais who articulates their view that a new age has dawned.
(9) Rabelais was a great friend and admirer of the queen and writer, Marguerite de Navarre, to whom he dedicated one of his books.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~wldciv/world_civ_reader/world_civ_reader_2/rabelais.html   (812 words)

 disinformation | rabelais four   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Occurring just before a national federal election, the Paxton affair and 'Rabelais Four' prosecution were used by spin-doctors to manufacture consent and assist the Prime Minister, John Howard, to later introduce diary-surveillance systems and a restrictive Common Youth Allowance.
Complete text of a 30th July 1996 interview with 'Rabelais' defence lawyer Marcus Clayton, in which he discusses the role of right-wing radio broadcaster John Laws in inciting the public hysteria that prompted the lengthy prosecution, and the role of high-level public servants monitoring the case.
Often cited during the 'Rabelais' prosecution case as a precedent, and to highlight the hypocrisy of the Australian censorship bodies.
www.disinfo.com /archive/pages/dossier/id153/pg1   (951 words)

 BnF : Biographie de François Rabelais
Rabelais propose un système d’éducation nouveau qui prodigue un savoir encyclopédique : c’est la variété qui stimule l’appétit de savoir.
Rabelais prône le retour au droit romain et la limitation du droit écclésiastique.
Rabelais réalise la transition entre deux époques : s’il est encore un homme du Moyen Âge qui aime la liesse et la farce, il est aussi un contemporain de la Renaissance, humaniste savant, médecin féru de grec et partisan du retour à la nature.
classes.bnf.fr /dossitsm/b-rabela.htm   (972 words)

 The Rabelais Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Because, in the words of one translator of Rabelais, although the Urquhart-Motteux translation (or Urquhart's part of it, anyway) is "a masterpiece of seventeenth-century English prose...
The translation of Rabelais that badly needs to be returned to print in a good edition is Samuel Putnam's.
Two recent critical books on Rabelais (both in print -- for now) are "Rabelais Revisited" by Elizabeth Chesney Zegura and Marcel Tetel, and "Rabelais" by Michael J. Heath (I particularly like the latter -- it's a good, unpretentious introduction to a very difficult author).
members.aol.com /Feuillade/TomMoran14.index.html   (1272 words)

 Les Tables de Rabelais
Rabelais, writer, doctor and humanist living of the Renaissance, lived two years in Metz, where he would have written the "Quart Livre".
The vestiges of the house of Rabelais are near the Saint Genest chapel (terrace of the Mathis Café).
The purpose of the Rabelais Operation is to develop the architectural, historical and cultural heritage of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the quality of the products of the soil and the diversity of know-how of the people who produce, transform and sublimate them.
tourisme.mairie-metz.fr /anglais/rabelais/accueil.html   (167 words)

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