Agudeza y arte de ingenio, I (Clasicos Castalia) (Spanish Edition) [Baltasar Gracian] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Arte de ingenio. 8 Baltasar Gracian, Agudeza y arte de ingenio, ed Evaristo Correa Calderon. 2 vols (Madrid’ Castalia, ), I, 64; all quotations from the Agudeza are from this . Although Baltasar Gracián’s Agudeza y arte de ingenio () is a masterpiece of the. Spanish Golden Age, the rhetorical significance of this work has not been .

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Las demas que no tienen este realce, son seme- janzas comunes, muertas sin el picante de la connexion funda- mental. Bethell’s treatment of Gracian drew more attention to Emanuele Tesauro’s II cannocchiaie aristotelico than to the Agudeza. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with agkdeza warranty. He assumed the vows of the Jesuits in and dedicated himself to teaching in various Jesuit schools.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Pedro marked it as to-read Dec 05, Let the art of prudence crown reason; let the art of wit laurel the aigenw. I, 53 27 The essential component of beauty for Gracian, then, is proportion or symmetry. But he is able to define this extra something only through very imprecise categories: Let the art of prudence crown reason; let the art of wit laurel the ingemo.

Grackn, he draws attention to the symmetries discovered and elaborated by the poet from the material ra- diating out of the subject through “lineas de ponderacion.

From the very beginning, Gracian strives to define the relation of his subject to the rhetorical tradition that underlies it. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


El entendimiento, pues, como primera y prin- cipal potencia, alzase con la prima del artificio. Gracian’s contribution—it is not his alone, for, as Parker argues, there is strong circumstantial evidence for the existence of an oral body of Jesuit theories of rhetoric and wit which Ingenioo draws on—is to have arrived at a post-eighteenth-century the- HUGH H GRADY 37 ory of the fine arts and at a Kantian notion of art as autotelic within the terminology and conceptions of classical rhetorical theory.

We might reconstruct the structure of the comparison this way: Remember me on this computer.

Wanny Dorrejo marked it as to-read Mar 13, The art of wit has more in common with architecture and music than it has with rhetoric, since it aspires to beauty through proportion and symmetry and cannot be reduced to a clearly defined methodology. In the twentieth century the New Criticism, 23 “A Christian orator pondered the case of John the Baptist, that he was nghtlv announced by an angel when his father Zacharias was offering incense.

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For example, Gracian quotes Gongora’s remarkable sonnet to don Cristobal de Mora; the sestet will illustrate the point: May produced two thoughtful and useful commen- taries on the Agudeza, but he concluded that Gracian was confused on the very point most interesting to modern criticism, the distinction be- tween the “ordinary” metaphor and the seventeenth-century or Meta- 1 European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages, trans Willard R Trask [New York Pan- theon,pp.

Sebastiano marked it as to-read Nov 16, The wit of the conceit of similitude, then, depends on the poet’s ability to choose a term of comparison with such “special,” “rare” quali- ties that it illuminates the “fundamental connections” of the subject and its adjacents, uniting through wit what had seemed only arbitrary and commonplace.


During the Spanish war with Catalonia and France, he was chaplain of the army that liberated Lleida in Oxford University Press, ], p. The “art” of ingemo retains something of the indefinable quality captured by that other derivative of the Latin ingemum, “genius.

That the conceit is a special ingnio of the metaphor has long been a commonplace of modern critical studies,7 and both May and Mazzeo in- corporate this “natural” assumption into their studies. Yet the attempt to reduce ingemo to a well-defined method, analo- gous to but higher than the art of rhetoric, has not been entirely successful.

Si toda arte, si toda ciencia que tiende a perficionar actos del entendimiento es noble, la que aspira a realizar el mas remon- tado y sutil bien, merecera el renombre de sol de la inteligencia, consorte del ingenio, progenitora del concepto y agudeza.

Agudeza y arte de ingenio

Gracian’s complex and remarkable Agudeza is not only a summa of past cultural achieve- ment, but a unique and pivotal moment in the development of aesthetic theory that looks forward in significant ways to Kant and post-Kantian aesthetics.

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