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Praise of Folly: In Contemporary American English Desiderius Erasmus

Praise of Folly: In Contemporary American English

Desiderius Erasmus

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ISBN : 9781495457531
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162 pages
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Because some of English extant translations of In Praise of Folly are from the 18th, 19, and 20th centuries, Ive endeavored to present a version with the American reader in mind. Although Erasmus cunning, wit, and sharp criticism are timeless, heMoreBecause some of English extant translations of In Praise of Folly are from the 18th, 19, and 20th centuries, Ive endeavored to present a version with the American reader in mind. Although Erasmus cunning, wit, and sharp criticism are timeless, he wrote in Latin. While Latin is a dead language and fixed, American English transforms itself with each passing year so that meanings change. Erasmus deserves not only to be read, but also to be understood.