Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Finally got around to reading one of the classics that has been om my list for... dare I say decades? I bought a second hand pocket book of Erasmus his essential works a while ago, containing the one I read: "The praise of Folly". The Dutch title actually has a nicer ring to my ears: "De lof de zotheid"

Reading it, everything seemed quite familiar. Okay, the book is almost half a millennium old, so I should not be surprised. But I think that its reasoning has become so engrained in Dutch culture that reading the book is akin to meeting an old friend. And that's always enjoyable!

I did not know he was friends with Thomas More, whose Utopia is a classic still on my to read list. Time for the bookstore!

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