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François Rabelais

French writer

1494   -   1553

country of citizenship: France
native language: Middle French
educated at: University of Montpellier
occupation: writer, physician writer, monk, novelist

François Rabelais (; French: [fʁɑ̃swa ʁablɛ]; between 1483 and 1494 – 9 April 1553) was a French Renaissance writer, physician, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs. His best known work is Gargantua and Pantagruel. Because of his literary power and historical importance, Western literary critics consider him one of the great writers of world literature and among the creators of modern European writing. His literary legacy is such that today, the word Rabelaisian has been coined as a descriptive inspired by his work and life. Merriam-Webster defines the word as describing someone or something that is "marked by gross robust humor, extravagance of caricature, or bold naturalism".
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works

10

Pantagruel

novel by François Rabelais

author: François Rabelais

The Fourth Book

novel by François Rabelais

author: François Rabelais

1552

Gargantua

novel by François Rabelais

author: François Rabelais

1534

The Third Book

novel by François Rabelais

author: François Rabelais

1546

The Fifth Book

novel by François Rabelais

author: François Rabelais

Pantagrueline prognostication

book by François Rabelais

author: François Rabelais

1532 or 1533 or 1535 or 1537 or 1538 or 1542

Sciomachie

book by François Rabelais

author: François Rabelais

1549

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