Monday, March 10, 2008

Gargantua and Memory

A quick note - has anyone ever considered the possibility that Rabelais' Gargantua and of Pantagruel is the Ars memoriae made explicit? That the work is just a massive unfolding of his interior mnemonic system?

Just a question, although it would go a long way towards explaining the work...I'm not trying to reduce the work, this is merely something that occured to me while reading it alongside Yates' The Art of Memory.

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