November 10, 2006 11:34 PM Subscribe
I want to find if and where a given literary critic (Mikhail Bakhtin in Rabelais and his World
) comments on a specific passage (Chapter 32 of Book 2 of Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel
), can anyone recommend a strategy?
posted by jrb223 to writing & language (3 answers total)
If you know where in Bakhtin's oeuvre to find references to that specific chapter, I'll gladly take that answer. If not, I have both books, I read them both in 2004, but my notes in the Bakhtin book haven't led me anywhere: can anyone recommend a strategy for quickly and effectively locating it? I suppose this can be rephrased as a general question to any academics, grad students, etc. out there: how do you find a specific citation or cross-reference like this, when an index won't be helpful, without thumbing through the books for four hours?