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In Praise of Folly : The Blind-spots of Geniuses, Paperback / softback Book

In Praise of Folly : The Blind-spots of Geniuses Paperback / softback


Travelling to the hard-living Dylan Thomas's Boathouse in Laugharne, Wales, psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple considered along the way another foible - the folly of eminent people.

Praised for their attainments in one area, high-achievers are more often than not prone to unexpected failings elsewhere.

Enter a large cast of anti- and vivisectionists, surgeons, theologians, philosophers, admirals, judges, astrophysicists, Nazi-leaning homoeopaths, and writers such as D.H.

Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, P.G. Wodehouse, and Conan Doyle. In his pithy and amusing style, Dalrymple casts a sobering light on an insuppressible trait of ours - the fallibility of the human mind.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Gibson Square Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular culture
  • ISBN: 9781783341412



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