The Praise of Folly

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Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025573408

Category: Folly

Page: 188

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In Praise of Folly

Comments on the upper classes and religious institutions of the Renaissance through the personification of traits such as folly, wealth, and flattery.

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Author: Desiderus Erasmus

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781616402907

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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Comments on the upper classes and religious institutions of the Renaissance through the personification of traits such as folly, wealth, and flattery.

The Praise of Folly

Notwithstanding Folly's jocular treatment of the Scripture , the quotes she exploits do preserve the force and gravity they ... ranging from the author's mocking self - deprecation masked as apparent praise Folly bestows on him ( meus .

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Author: Zoja Pavlovskis

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9004069356

Category: Folly in literature.

Page: 218

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Praise of Folly

Erasmus's wit, wordplay and wisdom made the book an instant success, but it also attracted what may have been sales-boosting criticism. The Letter to Maarten van Dorp, which is a defence of his ideas and methods, is also included.

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Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141920214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Erasmus of Rotterdam (c. 1466-1536) 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. 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 and monks and to praise the 'folly' of simple Christian piety. Erasmus's wit, wordplay and wisdom made the book an instant success, but it also attracted what may have been sales-boosting criticism. The Letter to Maarten van Dorp, which is a defence of his ideas and methods, is also included.

The Praise of Folly

This Princeton Classics edition of The Praise of Folly features a new foreword by Anthony Grafton that provides an essential introduction to this iridescent and enduring masterpiece.

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Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Publisher:

ISBN: 0691165645

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) 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 human, while ultimately reaffirming the value of Christian ideals. 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 and enduring masterpiece.

The Praise of Folly

This Princeton Classics edition of The Praise of Folly features a new foreword by Anthony Grafton that provides an essential introduction to this iridescent and enduring masterpiece.

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Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400866083

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Desiderius Erasmus (1466–1536) 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 human, while ultimately reaffirming the value of Christian ideals. 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 and enduring masterpiece.

In Praise of Folly

Erasmus revised and extended the work, which he originally wrote in the space of a week while sojourning with Sir Thomas More at More's estate in Bucklersbury.

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Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783730983850

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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In Praise of Folly is an essay written in Latin in 1509 by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in 1511. The essay was inspired by De Triumpho Stultitiae, written by the Italian humanist Faustino Perisauli, born at Tredozio, near Forlì. Erasmus revised and extended the work, which he originally wrote in the space of a week while sojourning with Sir Thomas More at More's estate in Bucklersbury. In Praise of Folly is considered one of the most notable works of the Renaissance and was employed as one of the catalysts of the Protestant Reformation.

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Much irony in literature is thus basically interpretations of verbal situations.31 Stable Instabilities In Erasmus Of Rotterdam's Praise Of Folly Oliver Twist is a novel that is generally seen as ironic " in part , " but there are also ...

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Author: Lars Ellestrom

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838754910

Category: Art

Page: 307

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This book provides a theory that enables the concept of irony to be transferred from the literary to the visual and aural domains. Topics include the historical roots of the concept of irony as modes of oral and literary expression, and how irony relates to spatiality.

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modern edition , as Erasmus in Praise of Folly , edited by Horace Bridges , Chicago : Pascal Covici , 1925 Miller , Clarence H. , The Praise of Folly , New Haven , Connecticut : Yale University Press , 1979 Radice , Betty , Praise of ...

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Author: O. Classe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1884964362

Category: Reference

Page: 1714

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Includes articles about translations of the works of specific authors and also more general topics pertaining to literary translation.