Everywhere the author lays stress on the excellence of "Pantagruelism," and the reader who is himself a Pantagruelist (it is perfectly idle for any other to attempt the book) soon discovers what this means.
The definition of humour is a generally acknowledged crux, and till it is defined the definition of Pantagruelism will be in the same position.
Moroseness and dogmatism are as far from the Pantagruelism of Rabelais as maudlin sentimentality or dilettantism.
The author has no universal medicine of his own (except Pantagruelism) to offer, nor has he anybody else's universal medicine to attack.
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