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    • Divine Fury

    • A History of Genius
    • By: Darrin M. McMahon
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Genius. The word connotes an almost unworldly power: the power to create, to grasp universal secrets, even to destroy. As renowned intellectual historian Darrin McMahon explains in Divine Fury, the concept of genius can be traced back to antiquity, when men of great insight were thought to be advised by demons. The modern idea of genius emerged in tension with a growing belief in human equality; contesting the notion that all are created equal, geniuses served to dramatize the exception of extraordinary individuals not governed by ordinary laws.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GENIUS! GENIUS! GENIUS!

    • By Carrie on 01-12-14

    Regular price: $24.95