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Praise of Folly (Penguin Classics)

by Desiderius Erasmus

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Published by Penguin Classics .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsA. H. T. Levi (Introduction), Betty Radice (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7355356M
ISBN 100140446087
ISBN 109780140446081

  The Praise of Folly (or In Praise of Folly), sometimes translated as In Praise of More, is an essay written in Latin in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in The essay was inspired by De Triumpho Stultitiae, written by the Italian humanist Faustino Perisauli, born at Tredozio, near Forlì/5(5). No other book displays quite so completely the transition from the medieval to the modern world, and Erasmus’s wit, wisdom, and critical spirit have lost none of their timeliness today. This Princeton Classics edition of The Praise of Folly features a new foreword by Anthony Grafton that provides an essential introduction to this iridescent Cited by:

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 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 value of Christian ed on: J 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 .


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Praise of Folly is a case in point: a book-length set of variations on the idea of folly. In applying the copia strategy to human affairs, Erasmus found not only an attractive literary device but also a powerful medium of discovery.

Praise of Folly is Read More. I first read The Praise Of Folly when I was fifteen. My overwhelming impression then, and now, is how easily read this book is given the fact that it's about years old now.

I love the humour that Erasmus incorporates into this condemnation of the church at the time/5. The Praise of Folly is one of the most important books of Renaissance Humanism and one of the most perfect expressions of the sentiments and philosophy of its author, Desiderius historical importance cannot be overestimated; the critic A.H.T.

Levi explains that its worth derives from the fact that it was " an extremely intelligent and articulate response to what was Author: Desiderius Erasmus. In Praise of Folly is an essay written in Latin in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in The essay was inspired by De Triumpho Stultitiae, written by the Italian humanist Faustino Perisauli, born at Tredozio, near Forlì.

Desiderius Erasmus, Erasmus in Praise of Folly, illustrated with many curious cuts, designed, drawn, and etched by Hans Holbein, with portrait, life of Erasmus, and his epistle to Sir Thomas More (London: Reeves & Turner, ).

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She is accompanied by a number of her attendants, Author: Desiderius Erasmus. About Praise of Folly. Erasmus of Rotterdam (c. ) is one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance humanist movement, which abandoned medieval pieties in favour of a rich new vision of the individual’s potential.

Praise of Folly, written to amuse his friend Sir Thomas More, is Erasmus’s best-known work. 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 (/).

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Witty, influential work by one of the greatest scholars of the Renaissance satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions.

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Miller’s highly praised .The book opens with a brief letter by Erasmus explaining the origins and purpose of The Praise of Folly to Thomas More, and informing More that the book was dedicated to him, but in the main body of the book, the only speaker is Folly, the personification of foolishness herself.