Gargantua

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Gargantua

royal giant who required 17,913 cows for personal milk supply. [Fr. Lit.: Gargantua and Pantagruel]

Gargantua

enormous eater who ate salad lettuces as big as walnut trees. [Fr. Lit.: Brewer Handbook, 406]
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The Southern gargantua ranges, in texts by Southern woman writers, from Miss Eckhart in Welty's "June Recital" (whose material body we never actually see), to McCullers's Frankie Addams, and (probably most significantly) to Lillian Smith's body.
When black women are abused in this way," Yaeger argues, "underpaid and overworked in order to augment white women's imagined physical powerlessness, the black gargantua can become a cipher for anonymity, for the erasure of black subjectivity.