Genealogically, one can link the Medieval coq-à-l’âne to the Renaissance works of Rabelais, to Paul Scheerbart, Christian Morgenstern, Lewis Carroll, Pétrus Borel, Molière, Quirinus Kuhlmann, the Russian and Italian Futurists, and the Dadaists – and from there to ‘Les Légions Noires‘.
As I’ve commented on Surreal Documents’ blog, I did “blog” on Rabelais and Bakthin back in 2004, but that was before I started the WordPress blog.
Of course it is impermissible that querying Rabelais on this blog brings up naught. Rabelais is canonical to me and my anthology which celebrates laughter and its rhizomatic proxies (theory of laughter, A History of Derision, laughter in literature, history of laughter; (too much overlap there, I will have to sort it out))
To set the omission straight, here is the list of Jahsonic’s canon. A list of individuals who have been formative and continue to be formative. They comprise of 173 people.
For those of you wondering how I arrived at the canon, here is the list of themes and sensibilities that engendered it quite naturally: