François Rabelais





François Rabelais

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born
in Chinon, France
December 14, 1492

died
March 20, 1553

gender
male

genre

influences
Erasmus


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François Rabelais was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and Renaissance humanist. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, and both bawdy jokes and songs. Rabelais is considered one of the great writers of world literature and among the creators of modern European writing.


Average rating: 3.71 · 10,282 ratings · 313 reviews · 86 distinct works · Similar authors
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Le Quart Livre
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The Portable Rabelais
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“Seeing how sorrow eats you, defeats you.
I'd rather write about laughing than crying,
For laughter makes men human, and courageous.”
François Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel

“Science without conscience is the soul's perdition.”
François Rabelais, Pantagruel

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