The books are flying off the shelves.

IMG_20140512_190625“For the moment we may remind ourselves simply that in a continued irony several different attitudes are kept in balance to produce a meaning that is larger and in a sense more precise than that produced by a narrowly direct statement. Before continuing with this discussion, it will be useful to review the development of Erasmus as a thinker and writer in order to show the growing complexity of his mind, and to suggest the possibility that irony was finally the most adequate mode of expression for a man of his diverse interests and attitudes.” – from Leonard F. Dean’s introduction to his translation of Erasmus’ The Praise of Folly


  1. Although he was sitting rather fencewise about his friend Thomas’s plight – which ended, recall, in an intentional decoupling of head and body…

    I’m just sayin…


  2. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

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