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3.64  ·  Rating details ·  1,654 ratings  ·  51 reviews
François Rabelais (1494-1553): Rönesans’ın büyük yazarı, parodi ve hiciv ustası, keşiş, hekim ve krallık divânı danışmanı. Erken yaşta manastıra girdi, orada Yunanca öğrendi. Benedikten tarikatına katıldı. 1527’de papazlıktan ayrıldı, tıp fakültesine yazıldı, sonrasında hekimlik yapmaya başladı. Hekimken Alcofribas Nasier mahlasıyla yazdığı Pantagruel’i, ardından Gargantua ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published February 2018 by Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları (first published 1532)
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One of the things I'm really enjoying while reading about Gargantua and Pantagruel is the amount of new and interesting words I've come across. Sometimes the words are invented to suit the context as in the verb clochidonnaminer which is used in a scene where Gargantua borrows the bells of Notre Dame Cathedral to hang on his horse’s bridle. One of the professors from the Sorbonne comes to plead for the return of the bells addressing Gargantua as Domine (master) and saying
Michael Finocchiaro
Although the language of Rabelais is quite difficult in the original 16th C French, with its strange diction and spelling, this is a fantastic book full of humour and political satire. Rabelais narrowly escaped from the Inquisition with this book that was considered obscene at the time (and perhaps even now his anal and scatological obsessions would make some blush), but it is funny and bigger than life. I have not read its companion volume, Gargantua, as I was told it was more of the same but p ...more
Alp Turgut
"Gargantua"dan önce yazılmasına rağmen hikaye olarak onun devamı niteliğindeki François Rebelais'nin "Pantagruel"i aynı "Gargantua" gibi alt metninde derin din ve devlet adamı eleştirisi barındıran kendina has diliyle türünde tek bir eser. "Gargantua" kadar "olgun" olmasa da en az onun kadar güçlü metaforik öğelerle kendine hayran bırakan eserin bir nevi "Gargantua"ya hazırlık niteliği taşıdığı söyleyenebilir. Rönesans'ın ilk yazarlarından biri olan Rebelais'nin Homeros'tan Virgil'e kadar tüm ed ...more
Mεδ Rεδħα
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In 1980, the comic strip of Dino Battaglia appeared in Italy after the work of Rabelais.
The author is accustomed adaptations of literary works.

2001 will see the publication in French of the drawings accompanied by the arranged text (see for this purpose the explanatory forewords of the genesis of the work and the posthumous adaptation).
"What great (gullet) you have" baptized Grandgousier at the birth of his son "Gargantua".

The first part of the collection tells us about childhood, adolescence an
Sara Ab
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: français
Même avec la traduction en français contemporain, ce bouquin reste ambiguë surtout avec les exagérations trop farfelu à mon goût.
This is very hard to rate, because Pantagruel is one of those classics that can't really hold its own today - if you're not very much into medieval French literature and history, and have an archaic French vocabulary to match your modern one. A modern French vocabulary isn't really sufficient here, and to actually get something out of Pantagruel, I think most people need a commented version. Unfortunately, I couldn't fine one, and I'm not really sure I can say I've actually read this book now. S ...more
May 14, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Yes, I'm a prude and I do not like sex related books. But I can stand them if there's something beyond that. This book makes disagreeable jokes (misogynist, vulgar, incoherent, excrement related) and I don't get why is that necessary. I mean, it's okay to break taboos, you do can tell me about your excrement once, maybe twice, but not the fucking entire book. I really don't need to know about your shit (literally), or how you annoy women who don't want to sleep with you, or how you literally
Nick Bond
I don't think I've ever read anything quite as... unique as Francois Rabelais' Pantagruel. If it had been produced for television, I might describe it as a combination between Ren and Stimpy and Monty Python's Flying Circus. In the story, Pantagruel is a giant of mythic proportions and he takes part in a series of adventures both lewd and surreal. In one chapter, he is described as giving off a fart that spawns the race of pygmies, while in another he drowns an entire legion of troops with his u ...more
Eldenoa asil
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beuvez toujours ne mourrez jamais
Jun 01, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Read in French. Very exuberant, not quite readable I'm afraid. I liked Gargantua more.
Marie ✨ (Ladyvontais)
Obscene yet brilliant, though a lot of the humor gets really juvenile with a third read, some moments still shine.
Laurence R.
THIS IS SO HARD TO READ! I'm really happy that I managed to get through it (but I still need to read Gargantua - ugh).
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I came to Rabelais, on this reading, working backwards from the satirical visions of Sterne and Swift. These 18th century descendants evince traces of Rabelais' satire, but little of his raucous, borderline apocalyptic laughter.

Pantagruel is like a taunting parody of an Enlghtenment hero, the man of reason as productive monster. While Panurge, his master's Figaro, his Passepartout, is a cross between a warrior monk and a filthy uncle. "Pantagruel" is closer to Alfred Jarry or Bulgakov than to n
A heavily abridged version of the first book of the tetralogy that makes up Gargantua & Pantagruel, this book has some unique features to offer the discerning reader of classic literature. Sermons. Multiple occurrences where thousands drown in urine. High minded discussion of classical education syllabuses. Potty humour. Soliloquies praising god and king immediately follow a lengthy, detailed discussion of codpieces. Of course Gargantua has the most fashionable codpiece, covering the most wo ...more
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classiques
Je ne savais pas vraiment à quoi m'attendre, ne connaissant de l'oeuvre de Gargantua que cette image d'un ogre dans un texte en vieux français et j'ai été très agréablement surpris, une fois l'amusante phase de décryptage passée, de découvrir un texte foisonnant de vulgarités énooooormes et de traits d'esprit, de sexe, de gore, d'irrévérences religieuses et de propos philosophiques. C'est généreux, intelligent, réellement drôle, imaginatif, humaniste... C'est un Charlie Hebdo de 500 pages écrit ...more
Malheureusement, à mon avis, si la critique a autant écorché Pantagruel, c’est parce que ce livre a beaucoup moins bien vieilli que Gargantua. Son ton pamphlétaire avec des attaques ciblées contre des groupes spécifiques, la myriade d’insultes appartenant au vocabulaire très familier de l’époque et truffé de références culturelles difficiles d’accès même pour les experts modernes, la structure qui relève davantage d’une succession de scènes burlesques que d’une construction narrative véritable a ...more
Your proud ancestor
Firstly, I could not finish the entire series starting Book 3-5 because of how disinterested I have become because of the writing and generally where the focus of the novel is going to which I admittedly do not find interesting. Now, Book 1 is definitely one of most unique book I have ever read and it is like watching an adult cartoon with a touch of philosophy at the right moments. The author really intended this to be satiric and humorous book in that I never felt bored most of the time. It is ...more
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No todos los clásicos envejecen igual. Algo irregular me ha parecido este libro, muchas de las bromas y chanzas del autor necesitan explicación, sin las notas no podríamos entenderlas. Algunos capítulos son un intencionado galimatias sin sentido, otros me han resultado muy graciosos. Hay multitud de referencias a la cultura clásica pero también mucho humor zafio y escatológico, este tipo de humor sí que no pasa de moda. También tenemos disparatadas batallas de gigantes. Me ha gustado mucho el pe ...more
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Die Abenteuer von Gargantua and Pantagruel standen nicht auf meiner Leseliste, die Illustrationen von Doré haben mich aber dazu bewogen, zumindest einmal das (chronologisch) erste Buch dieser bekannten Geschichte zu lesen. Veröffentlicht wurde zunächst als 1. Band die Geschichte von Pantagruel und erst anschließend als 2. Band die Geschichte seines Vaters, Gargantuas. In der Doré Version ist jedoch Band 1 die Geschichte vom Vater Gargantua, die hier auch vorgestellt wird.

Zunächst einmal eine War
Fatih EREL
"Dindar Hakimlerin Dalavereleri", "Şiirimsilerin Salyası" ve "Dinin Köstekleri"şeklinde kitapta geçen tamlamalar herhalde bu kitabın geneli hakkında yeterince bilgi veriyordur. Aşırı hiciv ve olabildiğinde yergi mübalağa sanatının altına saklanmış.

Vaktiniz bol değilse okumayın.
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Estos libros de Gargantua y Pantagruel rayan cada vez más en el absurdo. Y Pantagruel no es la excepción.

Tiene varios de los capítulos más absurdos que he leído en mi vida. Hilarante y exagerado a más no poder.
kathryn donovan
Lexically dense fart jokes and obscure religious allusions.
Freddy Cleveland
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
haha gross
Oct 18, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-read
Inte min typ av bok. För många detaljer på varje rad som gjorde mig och många saker i handlingen som gick över huvudet.
Really not my cup of tea, uh.
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ember legyen a talpán, aki megmondja, melyikük zseniálisabb: Rabelais vagy Faludy?
Imádtam ezt a könyvet, a két kötetet kb. 2 hónap alatt olvastam el, és mindig öröm volt belelazulni, kifejezetten jólesett csak néhány (hármoldalas) fejezetet olvasni belőle esténként. Ez az a könyv, amiből muszáj volt időnként fel-felolvasni a családtagjaimnak. Hihetetlen, hogy sokszáz éve le lehetett írni olyasmit, ami ma is igaz, és hogy épp ugyanazok voltak humorosak R. (és F.) számára, mint ma nekünk (nekem).
Stephen Bruce
I wasn't sure whether to start with Pantagruel or Gargantua; in the chronology of the story, Gargantua comes first and is printed first in most editions. In the end, I decided to go with my rule of reading in publication order; Gargantua will have to wait his turn.

I can understand why Rabelais has elicited such academic interest. I was glad to see that a former professor of mine, Edwin M. Duval, was cited quite often, and of course there's Bakhtin's Rabelais and His World, which I plan to read s
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pantagruel es el primer libro (aunque muchos piensen que es el segundo) de la serie de 5 libros que escribió Rabelais acerca de las aventuras de los gigantes Pantagruel y su padre Gargantúa. Estos libros suelen ser conocidos por el humor negro y escatológico de los que están impregnados y por su papel determinante en el tránsito de la literatura de la Edad Media al Renacimiento, en Francia.

Este libro no me pareció uno para entrarse a la ligera y suele usar un lenguaje no muy convencional y en o
Liah Annh
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una novela jocosa, narra las aventuras de un gigante que es culto y educado. Primogénito de Grandgoussier y Gargamelle. Su nacimiento es toda una hazaña, se cuenta de una manera fluida que se va desarrollando en una atmósfera fantástico-bélica. Aficionado bebedor, estudioso por naturaleza, crece en un ambiente utópico y así mismo consagra su propia abadía. Impone un pensamiento filosófico que no resulta complicado de entender. Uno de los cinco libros que componen la historia de Gargantúa y Panta ...more
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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.

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