TITLE

HUMAN FOLLY

AUTHOR(S)
Adams, Matthew
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
New Humanist;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 126 Issue 5, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
A literary criticism of the book "The Praise of Folly" by Desiderius Erasmus is presented. It outlines the characters and explores the symbolic significance of the character. It also examines the irony in the preface of the book as well as the subject depicted in the single speech delivered by the main character.
ACCESSION #
65354926

 

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