Rabelais - translation to french
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Rabelais - translation to french

Francois Rabelais; Rabelais; Abbey of Thélème; Rabelaisian; Abbey of Theleme; Cure of Meudon; Curé of Meudon; F. Rabelais; Alcofribas Nasier; Rabelaisan; Thélème; Françoise Rabelais; Francoise Rabelais; Theleme; Alcofribas; Nasier; Abbaye de Thélème; Abbaye de Theleme; Abbey Of Theleme; Alcofribes Nasier; Quart Livre; François-Rabelais; Francois-Rabelais
  • Illustration for ''Gargantua and Pantagruel'' by [[Gustave Doré]].
  • Illustration for ''Gargantua and Pantagruel'' by Gustave Doré.
  • Rabelais worked at the hospital [[Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon]] from 1532–1535.
  • Bust of Rabelais in [[Meudon]], where he served as Curé
  • Titlepage of a 1571 edition containing the last three books of Pantagruel: ''Le Tiers Livre des Faits & Dits Heroïques du Bon Pantagruel'' (The Third Book of the True and Reputed Heroic Deeds of the Noble Pantagruel)
  • Monument to Rabelais at [[Montpellier]]'s Jardin des Plantes
  • The house of François Rabelais in [[Metz]]

Rabelais, family name; Francois Rabelais (c.1490-1553), French writer, author of "Gargantua" and "Pantagruel"
François Rabelais         
Francois Rabelais (c.1490-1553), French writer, author of "Gargantua" and "Pantagruel"
Panurge, a rascal, the companion of Pantagruel (Rabelais)


¦ adjective of or like the French satirist Francois Rabelais (c.1494-1553) or his writings; marked by exuberant imagination and earthy humour.


François Rabelais

François Rabelais (UK: RAB-ə-lay, US: -⁠LAY, French: [fʁɑ̃swa ʁablɛ]; born between 1483 and 1494; died 1553) was a French Renaissance writer, physician, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He is primarily known as a writer of satire, of the grotesque, and of bawdy jokes and songs.

Both Ecclesiastical and anticlerical, Christian and a free thinker, a doctor and a bon vivant, the multiple facets of his personality sometimes seem contradictory. Caught up in the religious and political turmoil of the Reformation, Rabelais treated the great questions of his time in his novels. Assessments of his life and work have evolved over time depending on dominant paradigms of thought.

Rabelais admired Erasmus and is considered a Christian humanist. He was critical of medieval scholasticism, lampooning the abuses of powerful princes and popes, opposing them with Greco-Roman learning and popular culture. His taste for popular satire led John Calvin to attack Rabelais in 1550.

Known most widely for the first two volumes relating the childhoods of the giants Gargantua and Pantagruel in the style of bildungsroman, Rabelais' later work in the Third Book and the Fourth Book prefigures the philosophical novel and the parodic epic.

His literary legacy is such that the word Rabelaisian designates something that is "marked by gross robust humor, extravagance of caricature, or bold naturalism".

Examples of use of Rabelais
1. C‘est ce qui l‘a sauvé de l‘oubli, Rabelais évoquant l‘expression «ŕ la venue des coquecigrues», équivalente ŕ la saint–glinglin, c‘est ŕ dire jamais.
2. Par exemple, le terme holocauste devint sous sa plume «brulage». Le vocabulaire truculent et inventif de sa Bible évoque ainsi la puissance créatrice de Rabelais.
3. La géographie selon Gargantua Philippe Simon Vous ne trouverez pas l‘anecdote chez Rabelais, mais les plus vieux Genevois s‘en souviennent certainement.
4. De notre côté, nous n‘avons pas ŕ céder sur ce qui fait notre culture depuis Rabelais, ni ŕ nous en excuser.
5. Déjŕ Rabelais, mais également Montaigne, nous invitent ŕ casser los, qui est ici le texte, pour en extraire cette substantifique moelle, dont il est question plus haut.