Last Thoughts on Gargantua

After a leisurely summer break, we wrap up Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel and move on to a new book! Following reads like Naked Lunch and all things Updike, Irving, and Roth, the sexual brazenness, visceral violence, and moral ambiguity of Gargantua delivers more snores than shocks. Yes, taken in context, this nearly 500 year old episodic work … Continue reading