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Desiderius Erasmus - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Desiderius Erasmus

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Desiderius Erasmus, author of In Praise of Folly; fifteenth and sixteenth century Dutch Literature
Desiderius Erasmus
(1466 - 1536)

 
Category:  Dutch Literature
 
Born:  August 18, 1466
Rotterdam, Holland
 
Died:  May 19, 1536
Basel, Switzerland
 
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Francois Rabelais, Thomas More
 
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Desiderius Erasmus - LIFE STORIES
 
 
4/1/1962     Ship of Fools and Other Folly
When Katherine Anne Porter's best-selling Ship of Fools was published on April Fools Day, 1962, it joined a long tradition of Fool literature. Porter took her title from a moral allegory of the same name published in the fifteenth century, but in the third century St. Chrysostom had lastingly defined the Fool as "he who gets slapped," and even then the slapping had already been going on for some time. . . .
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters
by R. A. B. Mynors, D. F. S. Thomson, W. K. Ferguson (Translator), Desiderius Erasmus, Beatrice Corrigan (Editor)
letters
 
The Erasmus Reader
by Desiderius Erasmus, Erika Rummel (Editor)
guide
 
The Praise of Folly
non-fiction
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
by Johan Huizinga
non-fiction
 
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Online Books Page
Features links to electronic texts including a rare 1549 printing of The Praise of Folie, Moriae Encomium, and a more contemporary translation (The Praise of Folly). A link to the Erasmus Text Project finds Colloquia ("The Religious Treat" or, "The Godly Feast") and Three Prayers from the Precationes.
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