Monday, November 10, 2014

bB has a carnivalesque time at the Dali museum

The carnivalesque (as oer

Ready for funnel cake? Russian literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin sure was. He used the word carnivalesque to refer to moments when traditional rules and order are put aside, the world is turned upside down, and the routines of daily life are suspended. The term comes from the carnival celebrations during which people in Catholic cultures wear masks and have massive street parties right before Lent—like during Mardi Gras. The carnivalesque can indicate excitement, revelry, danger, and a certain topsy-turviness to the way the world works.
For example, all of the spells and enchantments in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream create a carnivalesque atmosphere for the lovers, in which the normal rules of life just don't apply.

 This barker is stepping on a lamb chop. There isa key, a key to my heart! Incidentally, ground lamb and rice is my new favorite dish. I will make it for you on our date, if you wish.

Bring your lyric appendage and I will give you the docent special.

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