François Rabelais | Critical Essay by Elizabeth Chesney Zegura and Marcel Tetel

This literature criticism consists of approximately 33 pages of analysis & critique of Franois Rabelais.
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Critical Essay by Elizabeth Chesney Zegura and Marcel Tetel

SOURCE: “Change and Exchange,” in Rabelais Revisited, Twayne Publishers, 1993, pp. 1-22.

In the excerpt below, Zegura and Tetel discuss the importance of change and economics in Rabelais's life and works, arguing that these two concepts hold the key for comprehending his disjointed writings.

François Rabelais hawked his Third Book (1546) by claiming the text would never run dry. “Our barrel will prove inexhaustible,” he tells us, comparing his book to a bottomless cask of wine that is “lively at the source and of perpetual flow … a veritable cornucopia of merriment and mockery” (TB, Prol., 298-99).1 That the prognostication holds true today, not just for the Third Book but for the entire Rabelaisian text, is a tribute to...

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