Les Argonautiques et le Quart Livre de Rabelais

Abstract : In writing Le Quart Livre, Rabelais drew on humanist editions of the three classical Argonautic poems (including Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica) to construct his own travellers’ Atlantic cum Mediterranean journey. However, while Rabelais’ itinerary, passing as it does from island to island, appears to progress linearly, certain episodes begin in media res – a fact which adds to the interpretative uncertainty marking the more enigmatic islands, notably that of the Papimanes.
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Marie-Luce Demonet. Les Argonautiques et le Quart Livre de Rabelais. La Réception de l’ancien roman, de la fin du Moyen-Âge au début de l’époque classique, Bernard Pouderon, Oct 2011, Tours, France. pp.133-146. ⟨halshs-01238620⟩



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