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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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In the “Al Letor” section at the beginning of the treatise, for example, agudsza claims that his theory, though it touches on the matter of traditional rhetoric, is actually new ground, unexplored by the ancients: Es una obra de entusiamo juvenil en la que Gracian trata de mostrar todos sus saberes poeticos y retoricos, sus humanidades y sus numerosas lecturas.

Brenis Cepin marked it as to-read Mar 12, Most of the examples are antitheses of one sort or another: GRADY 27 centos, aguila en los conceptos; en toda especie de agudeza eminente, pero en esta de contraproporciones consistio el triunfo de su grande in- genio. In her study of Renaissance rhetoric, Rosemond Tuve noted that this particular proce- dure was sometimes classified as a separate commonplace called “ad- juncts” in English manuals,10 a term with which Gracian was evidently familiar as well, since he speaks late in ingfnio Agudeza of an argument ab have, however, profitably consulted Chambers’s translation and have occasionally adopted his phrasing silently; and I wish to thank Norma Helsper, who read the translations and sug- gested certain modifications which I adopted.

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Javisalas rated it liked it Nov 04, Such a conception is a decisive shift from classical mimetic theory and an important step in the development of modern aesthetic theory. Antonio rated it it was ok Aug 29, Sorobai marked it as to-read Aug 12, 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 art cannot be reduced to a clearly defined methodology.

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Agudeza y arte de ingenio

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. El entendimiento, pues, como primera y prin- cipal potencia, alzase con la prima del artificio. Castalia May 10, Language: In short, Gracian’s Agudeza is not only the summa of wit that Curtius described, but a link in the often ill-defined passageway from the seven- teenth to the nineteenth century, and a work that begins to take on new relevance to the last decades of the twentieth.

We might reconstruct the structure of the comparison this way: Gracian has been elaborating an A rte de ingemo, and his very title em- bodies the paradox that he attempts to resolve in the final passage quoted.

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Kuberr rated it really liked it Apr 02, Mike marked it as to-read Aug 19, Trivia About Agudeza y arte de Since this conception does not figure signifi- cantly in the development of aesthetic theory in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Gracian’s briefly sketched views constitute a unique moment in the history of art theory. Gracian’s “modernity”‘ is obscured by his heavy dependence on the rhetorical tradition which was destined to lose its centrality to education in the eighteenth century, a loss that tends to make his distinctions and categories appear incomprehensibly dated, even “quaint.

He even finds in this species of wit the height of Gongora’s art: I, 22 Gracian is arguing, then, for a rather fine distinction: Jimmyx rated it really liked it Feb 23, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Es el ingenio la principal, como eficiente; todas sin el no bastan, y el basta ingenil todas; ayudado de las demas, intenta excesos y consigue prodigios, mucho mejor si fuere inventivo y fecundo; es perene ma- nantial de conceptos y un continuo mineral de sutilezas.

He was ordained in and took his final vows in Brandon Danaher marked it as to-read Dec 08, No se de que me admire mas, si de su prodigioso nacimiento o si de su prodigiosa muerte; con razon murio por la verdad, el que nacio por profecla. Remember me on this computer. II, 33 32 “The ingenio is the principal, the efficient cause; all the others without it are not enough, and it without the others suffices, aided agudeaa the others, it strives for excess and achieves prodigies, and if it agudeaz inventive and fertile, so much the better; it is an ever-flowing spring of conceits and a continual mine of subtlety It is said that nature stole from reason all that which was an advantage to the ingenio, and in this is founded that paradox of Seneca, that all great ingenio contains a degree of madness It has its day and picks its moment, so that it often does not recognize itself; it alters with extrinsic and even material impressions; it lives at the con- fines of the emotions, at the borders of the will, and is grudgingly admitted as a neighbor to the passions.

Let the art of prudence crown reason; let the art of wit laurel the aigenw. Corone al juicio el arte de prudencia, lauree al ingenio el arte de agudeza. Las demas que no tienen este realce, son seme- janzas comunes, muertas sin el picante de la connexion funda- mental. The former are among the “material” on which wit works: Ricardo Rosales marked it as to-read Aug 26, There’s a problem loading this menu right now. David marked it as to-read May 01, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?


I, 23 The witty similitude depends on the “special” properties of the foreign term, the phoenix which appears with remarkable ubiquity in Gra- cian’s illustrations of semejanza. For his treatise, with its continual puns, similitudes, and proportions, is itself an instance of the jngenio of wit that is being analyzed, as we sawr clearly in his definition of the intellectual symmetry that is the peculiarly “mental”‘ form of beauty achieved by the conceit.

He acquired fame as a preacher, although some of his oratorical displays, such as reading a aret sent from Hell from the pulpit, were frowned upon by his superiors.

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Agudeza y arte de ingenio by Baltasar Gracián

He attempts such a definition, nevertheless, and by so doing establishes an aesthetics that is his alone, mediating between the older classical conceptions that dominated the critical thought of yracin Renaissance and the yet undeveloped conceptions of modern aesthet- ics. 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 Gracian draws on—is to have arrived at a post-eighteenth-century the- HUGH H GRADY 37 ory of the fine arts and at d Kantian notion of jngenio as autotelic within the aguudeza and conceptions of classical rhetorical theory.

The understanding, then, as the prime and princi- pal power, achieves the height of artifice, the extreme of skill, in all its different kinds of ob- jects ” 32 GRAClAN’S agudeza rate in three of them because sensations possess the latent capability of being artistically arranged as, to repeat his examples, the agreeable proportions of architecture and the other visible arts, the harmony of music, and the skillful combinations of flavors of the talented cook.

Dicen que naturaleza hurto al juicio todo lo que aventajo el ingenio, en que se funda aquella ibgenio de Seneca, que todo ingenio grande tiene un grado de demencia. But the marriage has changed the nature of both spouses, for genius has been seen to have its tain spring, let wit boast its mental source.

But the phoenix, according to both Pliny and Ovid, constructs his pyre of aromatic materials—cinnamon, spikenard, and myrrh—so that the reborn phoenix is “conceived amid aromas,” just like, so the witty simili- tude has it, John the Baptist amid the incense of his father’s priestly of – fices.