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Praisers Of Folly (Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature)

Praisers Of Folly (Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature)

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Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: general,
  • General,
  • Literary Criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7693307M
    ISBN 100674698002
    ISBN 109780674698000

    Praisers of folly: Erasmus, Rabelais, Shakespeare. First published in Paris in , The 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 Humanism. Clarence H. Miller's highly praised translation of The Praise of.

    Get this from a library! Praisers of folly: Erasmus, Rabelais, Shakespeare. [Walter Jacob Kaiser]. 2 Praisers of Folly (London: Victor Gollancz, ), 3 Madness and Civilisation: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason, abridged version trans. Richard Howard (New York: Vintage Books, Random House, , first pub. Random House, ), 7.

    In conclusion, Folly speaks directly of Christianity, regarding its religious authority and practices. Erasmus adopts a pure Latin style commonly shared by many Renaissance humanist writers. In addition to its rhetorical brilliance, In Praise of Folly makes a fierce statement about 16th century Christian ideals. About this Item: Alma Books Ltd. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 3 working days. In addition to a new translation of Praise of Folly, this volume also includes other works by Erasmus: Pope Julius Barred from Heaven, Epigram against Pope .


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Praisers of folly: Erasmus, Rabelais, Shakespeare (Harvard studies in comparative literature) Unknown Binding – January 1, by Walter Jacob Kaiser (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Walter Jacob Kaiser. By the end of the book, about 85 pages, intro included, Folly has touched upon every phase of human life and made some pointed jests some of the extremes and apparent contradictions in religious practice.

It is said that humor does not travel well across time. There are parts to this short book that left me smiling/5(61). 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.

The celebrated Moriae encomium, or Praise of Folly, conceived as Erasmus crossed the Alps on his way back to England and written at Thomas More’s house, expresses a very different mood. For the first time the earnest scholar saw his own efforts along with everyone else’s as bathed in a.

You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: The Praise of Folly Author: Desiderius Erasmus Translator: John Wilson Posting Date: Ma [EBook #] Release Date: November, First Posted: Septem [Last updated.

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 perhaps the.

A satire on the intrinsic vanity of the social order and an exhortation towards a humanistic Christianity, Erasmus's Praise of Folly--written in and put on the Index of forbidden books by the Council of Trent in after becoming the greatest literary success of the Humanistic Age-- is the towering achievement of one of the most brilliant minds of all time, and one of the most influential books ever.

In Praise of Folly, also translated as The Praise of Folly (Latin: Stultitiae Laus or Moriae Encomium; Greek title: Μωρίας ἐγκώμιον (Morias enkomion); Dutch title: Lof der Zotheid), is an essay written in Latin in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in June In Praise of Brexit Folly speaks: About five hundred years ago, a man named Erasmus decided to publish a book praising me.

Unbelievably, no one had this idea before, and none since. Nobody has the time or the inclination—nobody besides Erasmus, that is—to sing my praises, apparently. All the other gods get their encomiums, but not me/5(). Praisers of Folly Erasmus, Rabelais, Shakespeare.

Walter Kaiser. Available from De Gruyter Book Club Spotlight: The Color of Money. The Vivian’s Door Initiative is inspired by the courage and legacy of the late Vivian Malone Jones. She was the first African American to graduate from the University of Alabama and was responsible for ending.

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 wit. To accompany this new edition, we have commissioned an introduction from Eamon Duffy, whose Saints and Sinners.

Praisers of Folly Erasmus, Rabelais, Shakespeare. Series:Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS $ / 48,00 € / £* Add to Cart. Free shipping for non-business customers when ordering books at De Gruyter Online.

Please find details to our shipping fees here. RRP: Recommended Retail Price. Book. Praisers of Folly Details Author(s): Walter Kaiser Edition: Originally published Publisher: Harvard University Press eISBN. 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.

In praise of folly;: With illustrations after Hans Holbein, together with a life of Erasmus and his epistle addressed to Sir Thomas More by Desiderius Erasmus and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Praise of Folly by Erasmus - AbeBooks Passion for books.

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 an essay written in by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in The folly of theologians Folly explains that no other group of people is so hesitant to acknowledge her services, despite being so thoroughly in her debt.

These men protect themselves with "academic definitions, logical argumentations, inferential corollaries, explicit and implicit propositions" (57) but are arrogant, confusing, and misled. 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 Sir Thomas More.

Reeves & Turner. This engaging summary presents an analysis of In Praise of Folly by Erasmus, an entertaining yet thought-provoking essay written from the perspective of Folly herself. The essay focuses on social and religious issues and superstitions, raising interesting qu.

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Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable. Free shipping for non-business customers when ordering books at De Gruyter Online. He was the greatest of the humanists because his books, more effectively than any others, propagated a humane philosophy of life, teaching that one's chief duties are to be intelligent, open-minded, and charitable.

The most famous and the most influential of Erasumus' books were The Praise of Folly () and Colloquies ().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 (/).In Praise of Folly was first published in Latin in It takes the form of a humourous speech in which Folly praises herself while criticising society and reflecting on religion.