Praise of Folly and Other Writings: A New Translation with Critical Commentary / Edition 1

Praise of Folly and Other Writings: A New Translation with Critical Commentary / Edition 1

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0393957497
ISBN-13:
9780393957495
Pub. Date:
10/28/1989
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

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Praise of Folly and Other Writings: A New Translation with Critical Commentary / Edition 1

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393957495
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/1989
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: A Norton critical ed, 1st ed
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 644,038
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert M. Adams was Professor of English (Emeritus) at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was the author of many books, including Ikon: John Milton and the Modern Critics; Strains of Discord; Proteus, His Lies, His Truth: Discussion of Literary Translation; The Land and Literature of England; and Shakespeare—The Four Romances. In addition to the Norton Critical Edition of Utopia (he was translator and editor of the First and Second Editions), Professor Adams was editor of five other Norton Critical Editions, including The Prince by Machiavelli, Candide by Voltaire, and The Praise of Folly and Other Writings by Erasmus, the texts of which he also translated. He was a founding editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature.

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