Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
Forget the Nobel Prize in literature. The highest literary honor, accorded to a nobler elite, comes when an author's name enters the language as a laudatory adjective. Who would not wish to write a work, or even a single sentence, judged by others to be Shakespearean, Aeschylean, Faulknerian, Dantesque, Miltonian, Proustian, or dubbed with some other si…
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