Gargantua and Pantagruel
A masterly new translation of Rabelais’s robust scatalogical comedy Parodying everyone from classic authors to his own contemporaries, the dazzling and exuberant stories of Rabelais expose human follies with mischievous and often obscene humor. Gargantua depicts a young giant who becomes a... show more
A masterly new translation of Rabelais’s robust scatalogical comedy Parodying everyone from classic authors to his own contemporaries, the dazzling and exuberant stories of Rabelais expose human follies with mischievous and often obscene humor. Gargantua depicts a young giant who becomes a cultured Christian knight. Pantagruel portrays Gargantua’s bookish son who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided by wisdom and by his idiotic, self-loving companion, Panurge.
Publish date: October 26th 2006
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 1088
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, French Literature
, 16th Century
Series: Gargantua and Pantagruel -5 (#1)
This is easily the best book that I have read all year and a neglected masterpiece. I have had Gargantua and Pantagruel sitting on my shelf for probably at least a decade before taking it down and reading it at a whim. I did not know what to expect, but I found a book unlike almost any other. The...
Once upon a time, I was reading books on a list of "100 Significant Books" in Good Reading to make sure my mind didn't turn to mush. I was surprised to find I honestly adored just about everything on the list--until I came to number 25, Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel. Reader, I hated it. Its au...
I didn't like it; in fact I can't remember how many times I picked this up only to put it down after a few pages and then wander off to do something else.I enjoyed Gargantua, Book 1. It took me a bit to warm up to Rabelais, but by the end I was surprised how engrossed I was in the squabbling French ...
Dramatised by Lavinia Murray. (bride of flister Michael)Rabelais...David Troughton Gargantua..Robert Wilfort Grangousier..Eric Potts Gargamelle..Melissa Jane Sinden Holofornes/Friar Jean..Jonathan Keeble Panochrates..Malcolm Raeburn Eudomon/Sun..Kathryn HuntProducer Gary Brownblurb - This tale is a ...
It gets old after awhile. At first, it’s funny. Funny in the way that a book about codpieces, cuckoldry and urine floods is nestled into Encyclopedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World list. Rabelais’ is a master of the outrageous even by modern standards. The stories of Gargantua, t...