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: 05/09/2019
- Category: Popular culture
- ISBN: 9781783341412