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In praise of folly

Desiderius Erasmus

In praise of folly

by Desiderius Erasmus

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Published by Brentano"s in New York, Chicago [etc.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folly -- Early works to 1800.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwith illustrations after Hans Holbein and a portrait, together with a Life of Erasmus and his Epistle addressed to Sir Thomas More.
    GenreEarly works to 1800.
    ContributionsKennett, White, 1660-1728, translator.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA8514 .E5 1900
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 223 p.
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6972573M
    LC Control Number06026575
    OCLC/WorldCa12078533

      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 . 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 .

      Erasmus wrote In Praise of Folly, his masterpiece of ironic literature, in less than a week while en route to England from Italy to visit his good friend Thomas More. He wrote it merely to amuse himself and he was astonished at its immediate and Brand: Cosimo. 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 Released on: J

      ‎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(3). The Praise of Folly Desiderius ERASMUS ( - ), translated by John Lyde WILSON ( - ) and John WILSON ( - ) It is considered one of the most influential works of literature in Western civilization and one of the catalysts of the Protestant Reformation.


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He wrote Encomium moriae ("The Praise of Folly") in as a letter to his friend Thomas More and had it published in Paris in Within the letter Erasmus displays wit in his satire of the Goddess Folly (the protagonist).

Within the pages Folly praises herself endlessly, arguing that life would be dull and distasteful without her/5(25). In Praise Of Folly Paperback out of 5 stars 10 ratings. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — — Paperback "Please retry" — $ /5(10). The book's purported narrator, the goddess Folly, proclaims herself to be the daughter of Youth and Wealth, nursed by Drunkenness and Ignorance. She is accompanied by such followers as Self-love, Pleasure, Flattery, and Sound Sleep/5.

In Praise of Folly, also translated as The Praise of Folly, is an essay written in Latin in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in June Inspired by previous works of the Italian humanist Faustino Perisauli (it) De Triumpho Stultitiae, it is a satirical attack on superstitions and other traditions of European society as well as on the Western Church.

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.

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 Erasmus.

Its 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.

The Praise of Folly essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of The Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus.

Folly as Wisdom's JacketAuthor: Desiderius Erasmus. In Praise of Folly is considered one of the most notable works of the Renaissance, and contributed quite significantly to the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Folly is the narrator of the work, the premise being that Folly is standing in front of a crowd of listeners.

In Praise of Folly Illustrated with Many Curious Cuts Language: English: LoC Class: PA: Language and Literatures: Classical Languages and Literature: Subject: Folly -- Early works to Category: Text: EBook-No. audio books by Jane Austen. The most famous and the most influential of Erasumus' books were The Praise of Folly () and Colloquies ().

These works, written in lively, colloquial, and witty Latin, expressed his. DOWNLOAD NOW» 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.

In Praise of Folly (Encomiun Moriae in Latin) was written in by the Dutchman Erasmus of Rotterdam when he was guest to his English famous friend Thomas More,or Morus if you prefer, the author of the celebrated book Utopia.

Given internal religious strife in Europe, and England was in no exception mood, these were pretty much dangerous /5(30). The book's purported narrator, the goddess Folly, proclaims herself to be the daughter of Youth and Wealth, nursed by Drunkenness and Ignorance.

She is accompanied by such followers as Self-love, Pleasure, Flattery, and Sound Sleep/5(5). Buy In Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(29). Erasmus’ writings were best-sellers in their day.

They accounted for an estimated 20 percent of all book sales in the s. His best known work is Moriae encomium (In Praise of Folly), a critique of European society and the Roman Catholic Church. 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 addressed to. In Praise Of Folly. likes. The Idiot is an antidote to ers: Considered one of the most important works of literature in Western Civilization, Desiderius Erasmus's essay, "Praise of Folly," is a classic satirical work in the style of Lucian, the ancient Greek, in which the Goddess of Folly extols the virtues of frivolousness and indulgence of ones passions and then turns to a satirical examination of Christian piousness.

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 (/).

Read "In Praise of Folly" by Desiderius Erasmus available from Rakuten Kobo. This sixteenth-century religious satire by a Renaissance critic and theologian is “a masterpiece of humor and wise irony Brand: Open Road Media.

In Praise of Folly is an essay written in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in The essay was inspired by De Triumpho Stultitiae, written by Italian humanist Faustino Perisauli, born at Tredozio, near Forlì.2/5(2).

First published in Paris inThe Praise of Folly hasenjoyed enormous and highly controversial success from the author’s lifetime down to our own hasno rival, except perhaps Thomas More’s Utopia, as the most intense and lively presentation of the literary, social, and theological aims and methods of Northern ce H.

Miller’s highly praised .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 .