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Praise of Folly
Erasmus is a really intriguing figure of the 16th century. In many ways, he paved the way for the Protestant Reformation, while firmly insisting on taking no alliance with it. His book, In Praise of Folly, is a wonderful instance of his rhetorical powers of wit. The "hook" of this work is the Lady Folly writing to Erasmus' friend Thomas More. The irony of it all is that we learn great wisdom from the mouth of folly. A really enjoyable read, from a colossal intellect.
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