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Rabelais and His World - Chapter 5, Chapter 2 - Language of the Marketplace Cont. Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Chapter 2 - Language of the Marketplace Cont. Summary and Analysis

Places of higher education participate extensively in the cultural forms that include comedy and at times, social commentary. In this case, the form is plays. The official and the unofficial are separated by which plays are done on campus and which are performed off campus. The parody and satire are more apt to be performed off campus in order to prevent problems of funding and censorship. Publication of books becomes a matter of some interest and concern during the next phase of Rabelais's life. He lives in Lyon, France where there is a Fair. This is one of the places where people can find the means to get their books published and can market them. This annual Fair runs for two months at a time. There is one other well known...

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