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The Praise of Folly and Other Writings: A New Translation with Critical Commentary

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Publisher Comments:

Besides the celebrated Praise of Folly, Robert M. Adams has included the political "Complaint of Peace," the brutal antipapal satire "Julius Excluded from Heaven," two versions of Erasmus's important preface to the Latin translation of the New Testament, and a selection both serious and comic of his Colloquies and his letters.  Adams has made these selections to emphasize the humane, rather than the doctrinaire, side of the first and arguably greatest humanist.

Critical commentary is provided in essays by H. R. Trevor-Roper, R. S. Allen, J. Huizinga, Mikhail Bakhtin, Paul Oskar Kristeller, and Robert M. Adams.

Also included are a Chronology of Erasmus's life and a Selected Bibliography.

Synopsis:

This Norton Critical Edition provides a wide selection of Erasmus's writings, translated from the Latin into fresh, modern English.

About the Author

Robert M. Adamswas Professor of English Emeritus at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was the author of many books, among them Ikon: John Milton and the Modern Critics, Strains of Discord, and The Land and Literature of England. He was a contributing editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, and translated and/or edited six Norton Critical Editions, including The Prince, Candide, and Utopia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393957495
Editor:
Adams, Robert M.
Author:
Adams, Robert M.
Author:
Erasmus, Desiderius
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Latin
Subject:
Humanists
Subject:
Modern - Renaissance Era
Subject:
Folly
Subject:
Erasmus, desiderius, d. 1536
Subject:
Humanists -- Netherlands.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern - Renaissance Era
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Erasmus, Desiderius
Subject:
European
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Latin
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
A Norton Critic
Series:
Norton Critical Editions
Series Volume:
1382]
Publication Date:
19891031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.16x5.30x.65 in. .73 lbs.

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