Anglais Praise of folly (édition en anglais)

À propos

Erasmus of Rotterdam (c. 1466-1536) is one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance humanist movement, which abandoned medieval pieties in favour of a rich new vision of the individual''s potential. 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. Erasmus''s wit, wordplay and wisdom made the book an instant success, but it also attracted what may have been sales-boosting criticism. The Letter to Maarten van Dorp, which is a defence of his ideas and methods, is also included.br>br>For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


Rayons : Littérature > Littérature


  • Auteur(s)

    Erasme

  • Éditeur

    Penguin Books

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Date de parution

    29/06/2006

  • Collection

    Penguin Classics

  • EAN

    9780140446081

  • Disponibilité

    Épuisé

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.5 cm

  • Poids

    190 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Erasme

Érasme (vers 1469-1536), le plus célèbre des humanistes du XVIe
siècle, est aussi un des plus grandes penseurs de la Renaissance.
Esprit indépendant et satirique, il chercha à définir un humanisme
chrétien, à la lumière de ses travaux critiques sur le Nouveau Testament, en préconisant l'entente entre catholiques et réformés.
Considéré comme l'un des pères de la pensée moderne, sa célèbre Éloge de la Folie, le vrai livre de la sagesse humaniste, reste une invitation à la tolérance dans notre monde d'intégrismes de tous bords. Les bibliophiles ont toujours recherché l'Éloge de la Folie illustré par Hans Holbein.

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