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date: 11 April 2021

carnivalesque 

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

A term coined by the Russian critic Mikhail *Bakhtin to describe various manifestations of popular humour and cultural resistance to the restraints of official hierarchies. The institution of carnival itself provides a model for understanding some of the more playful effects of literature, principally in the novel and drama. According to this view, some kinds of literary ... ...

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