The Praise of Folly: Second Edition (Yale Nota Bene)

The Praise of Folly: Second Edition (Yale Nota Bene)

Desiderius Erasmus


First released in Paris in 1511, The compliment of Folly has loved huge, immense and hugely arguable good fortune from the author's lifetime right down to our personal day. The Folly has no rival, other than might be Thomas More's Utopia, because the so much extreme and vigorous presentation of the literary, social and theological goals and strategies of Northern Humanism. Clarence H. Miller's translation of The compliment of Folly, in keeping with the definitive Latin textual content, seeks to echo Erasmus' personal energetic sort whereas keeping the nuances of the unique textual content. In his advent, Miller areas the paintings within the context of Erasmus as humanist and theologian. within the afterword, William H. Gass playfully considers the which means, or meanings, of folly and gives clean insights into one of many nice books of Western literature.

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