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Praise of folly

and, Letter to Martin Dorp, 1515

by Desiderius Erasmus

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folly -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Folly -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Eramus of Rotterdam; translated by Betty Radice; with an introduction and notes by A. H. T. Levi.
    GenreEarly works to 1800.
    SeriesPenguin classics
    ContributionsErasmus, Desiderius, d. 1536.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA8514 .E5 1971
    The Physical Object
    Pagination265 p.
    Number of Pages265
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4895312M
    ISBN 100140442405
    LC Control Number76028783

    Desiderius Erasmus (–) was a Dutch humanist, scholar, and social critic, and one of the most important figures of the Renaissance. The Praise of Folly is perhaps his best-known work. Originally written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, this satiric celebration of pleasure, youth, and intoxication irreverently pokes fun at the pieties of theologians and the foibles that make us all Cited by:   ‎The Praise of Folly is a short work, commonly understood to be divided into three different sections. It is narrated by Folly herself; she stands before a crowd of listeners wearing the costume of a fool and announces her intention that she plans to extol her own virtues and merits. She is accompani 5/5(2).

    The Praise of Folly is perhaps his best-known work. Originally written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, this satiric celebration of pleasure, youth, and intoxication irreverently pokes fun at the pieties of theologians and the foibles that make us all human, while ultimately reaffirming the Released on: J Praise of Folly, written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, is Erasmus's best-known work. Its dazzling mixture of fantasy and satire is narrated by a personification of Folly, dressed as a jester, who celebrates youth, pleasure, drunkenness and sexual desire, and goes on to lambast human pretensions, foibles and frailties, to mock theologians.

    The greatest of humanist scholars, Desiderius Erasmus was one of the men who ushered in the Renaissance. The leading intellectual of his era, today his most popular work is In Praise of Folly, a satire that even at its most biting is animated by a warm and lively accompany this new edition, we have commissioned an introduction from Eamon Duffy, whose Saints and Sinners was recently. Latin: Stultitiae Laus, sometimes translated as In Praise of Folly, Dutch title: Lof der Zotheid) is a satirical essay written in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (/). It is considered one of the most influential works of literature in Western civilization and one of .


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The Praise of Folly (Greek title: Morias Enkomion (Μωρίας Εγκώμιον), Latin: Stultitiae Laus, sometimes translated as In Praise of Folly, Dutch title: Lof der Zotheid) is a satirical essay written in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (/).

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