François Rabelais


Born
in Chinon, France
July 23, 1492

Died
October 11, 1552

Genre

Influences


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.

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Pantagruel

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The Complete Works of Franç...

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Le Tiers Livre

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Le Quart Livre

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The Portable Rabelais

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Le Cinquième Livre

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“I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”
François Rabelais

“Seeing how sorrow eats you, defeats you.
I'd rather write about laughing than crying,
For laughter makes men human, and courageous.”
Francois Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel

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

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