Francois Rabelais

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Noun1.Francois Rabelais - author of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism (1494-1553)Francois Rabelais - author of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism (1494-1553)
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One who usually appeared to prefer laughter to crying, just like an earlier controversial French character, Alcofribas Nasier, a character we both loved, for whom "le rire, c'est le propre de l'homme.
En 1532, Rabelais publico, bajo el seudonimo de Alcofribas Nasier (2)--anagrama de su nombre--, en Lyon, su novela Pantagruel.
In his brilliant study of cultural differences that resonate in texts treating of dogma and religious diversity, Terence Cave asks us to put ourselves in the place of either Alcofribas Nasier, the narrator of Pantagruel, wandering over the mountains and lands in his master's mouth (the source of the episode belongs to Folengo), who meets a cabbage planter tending to his crops, or Montaigne, in his report of an encounter he had with native Americans in Rouen, who confers with naked friends from worlds beyond his ken.