The Rabelaisian Marriage - Aspects of Rabelais's Religion, Ethics & Comic Philosophy

By: Screech, M. A.

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No signatures. Fading to dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; vii, [1], 144 pages. Pink boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 216 x 140mm. "'The Rabelaisian Marriage' is not intended to be a comprehensive study of Rabelaisian thought. However, under the influecne of his revolt against the vow of celibacy and his monastic calling, Rabelais often chooses to tell us his mind in relation to the problems, privileges and hazards of wedlock. This is a central problem for Rabelais, and the marriage of his heroes and the hesitations of Panurge form the framework of this book." - from dust-jacket blurb. Contents: Introduction; The rhetorical dilemma: the background to Rabelais's thought; Marriage propaganda in 'Pantagruel' and in 'Gargantua'; Old Testament attitudes and contemporary propaganda; The problems of Panurge, the embodiment of a dilemma; The advice of Evangelical Christianity: the sermon of Hippothadeus; Medical wisdom and medical controversy: the advice of Rondibilis; The authority of St. Paul, the wisdom of indifference and the 'Folly' of the Gospel; Some implications of Rabelais's attitude in the 'Querelle des Femmes'; Index of Names.

Title: The Rabelaisian Marriage - Aspects of Rabelais's Religion, Ethics & Comic Philosophy

Author Name: Screech, M. A.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: (1958)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket

Seller ID: 20969