The Art of Worldly Wisdom (Paperback)

The Art of Worldly Wisdom By Baltasar Gracian, Joseph Jacobs (Translator) Cover Image
By Baltasar Gracian, Joseph Jacobs (Translator)
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Baltasar Gracian y Morales assumed his final vows of the Jesuits in 1635, having been raised by his uncle, a priest, and studying theology in Zaragoza, Spain. Gracian became quite famous as a preacher, and wrote a number of literary works concerning politics, practical advice for life, and philosophy. Today he is known as the most representative writer of the Spanish baroque style called Conceptismo, or Conceptism, a literary style characterized by succinct and subtle expressions of witty, significant ideas. "The Art of Worldly Wisdom" is a collection of about three hundred maxims and advice with commentary. His poetic use of rhetoric made Gracian appealing to readers, but because he published much of his work without the permission of his superiors, he was chastised by the church, and eventually sanctioned and exiled. Gracian's most popular work, "The Art of Worldly Wisdom", is presented here in an edition printed on premium acid-free paper following the translation of Joseph Jacobs.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781420960952
ISBN-10: 1420960954
Publication Date: February 5th, 2019
Pages: 132
Language: English