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Карнавалната игра (Лосев versus Бахтин)
Galin Penev – Carnival Play (Losev vs. Bakhtin)

Author(s): Galin Penev
Subject(s): Cultural history, Aesthetics, History of ideas, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: carnival materialism; Bakhtin; Losev; revival myth

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with controversial issues of aesthetics of the grotesque in Bakhtinian reception of Rabelaisean carnival culture. The claims regarding vitality and revival in Bakhtinian theory of carnival are argued from the viewpoint of Losev`s aesthetics of the Renaissance. The author highlights the post-Christian consequences of carnival materialism.

  • Issue Year: XXV/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 53-58
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English, Bulgarian