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  • n  author of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism (1494-1553)
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    Let the feast begin!pretty much describes the spirit of a Brazilian rodizio -- a Rabelaisian orgy of all-you-can-eat carnivorous gourmandizing, leavened by a vast array of side dishes. Never read Rabelais?
    Feb. 4, 2014 - San Diego Reader

  • Milan Kundera in Washington Times
    Mr. Kundera writes, "Rabelais, ever undervalued by his compatriots, was never better understood than by a Russian, Bakhtin; Dostoyevsky than by a Frenchman, Gide; Ibsen than by an Irishman, Shaw . . . Do I mean by this that to judge a novel one can...
  • Arthur Penn in Wall Street Journal
    If nothing else, don't let them fall into innocent hands: "Lock up your Rabelais and perhaps even your Fielding, where little fingers may not happen upon them," wrote Arthur Penn in "The Home Library," published in 1883.

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