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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This dimension of the work can come into focus, however, only when certain widespread misconceptions about Gracian’s termi- nology have been clarified. He consistently posits a break between rhetoric and wit. Let the art of prudence crown reason; let the art of wit laurel the aigenw.

Agudeza y arte de ingenio by Baltasar Gracián

The “art” of ingenio retains something of the indefinable quality captured by that other derivative of the Latin ingenium, “genius. Celebre la poesia la fuente de su monte, blasone la agudeza la fuente de su mente.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Gracian thus performs something of the same function in relation to conceptista poetry that Mallarme did in relation to the poetry of Baude- laire and Verlaine: But the defini- tion that Gracian supplies does not support this reading, nor do the ex- amples which Gracian gives to explain his meaning, as we shall soon see. Esto es propriamente conceptear con sutileza, y este modo de concepto se llama proporcional, porque en gracinn se atiende a la correspondencia que hacen Ios extremos cognoscibles entre si.

His initial approach to the question is a partial one: He even finds in this species of wit the height of Gongora’s art: The former are aghdeza the “material” on which wit works: Jaka Klasinc marked it as to-read Apr 24, Similarly, the correspondence Gracian finds between two “causes” of the Virgin, her parents Anna and Joa- chim, lies in the gloss their names meaning, he tells us, “grace” and “preparation” provide on the Immaculate Conception of Mary I, Keeping this in mind, then, ds us turn to Gracian’s most general dis- cussion of the aesthetics of wit in the early chapters of his work, a sub- ject I thought necessary to defer until the major subdivisions and cate- gories of analysis were clarified.

Gracian has not reopened this discussion, but he has made use of Spanish words derived directly from the major terms of that debate— only he attempts to forge a unity where the ancients had posited an un- breachable antinomy. Help Center Find new research papers in: Write a customer review.


Trivia About Agudeza y arte de It escapes precise definition. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. I, 76 16 The “improportion,” Gracian tells us, consists in the paradox of the lov- ers’ blindness to what ggacin been brought to them through vision. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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We might reconstruct the structure of the comparison this way: University of Chicago Press,pp. Mike marked it as to-read Aug 19, The conceit of proportion is formed from a delimited fund of materials at hand, the commonplace relations formed by the subject of discourse and its adja- cents.

Arye rated it really liked it Oct 23, 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 ingemio 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. Of course, we remind ourselves, I ‘art pourl ‘art is an agdeza of the nineteenth century, and the primary meaning of arte in seventeenth-century Spanish corresponds to the Latin ars and the Greek techne, art as a body of heuristic rules governing some skill, art as a means to some end.

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II, 32 Here Gracian closely approaches the Neoplatonic conception of the poet’s divine fury, a topic that was to be so important to international Romanticism in the nineteenth century.

The act of pure logic which constitutes the similitude—the discovery of identity between aspects of 20 “There are some who do not accept the pure similitude as true wit, taking it instead as one of the flowers of rhetoric, ingneio cannot be denied, however, that it is a conceit, a subtlety of the inventive agudezs.

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.

Mazzeo and May to the con- trary, Gracian’s concepto is not always a trope or figure of speech; it is not necessarily metaphoric.


There is more here than meets the eye. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. GRADY 27 centos, aguila en los conceptos; en toda especie de gracn eminente, pero en esta de contraproporciones consistio el triunfo de su grande in- genio.

Joliene rated it really liked it Mar 15, Dicen que naturaleza hurto al juicio todo lo que aventajo el ingenio, en que se funda aquella paradoja de Seneca, que todo ingenio grande tiene un grado de demencia. Gusano, de tus hojas me alimentes: 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.

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For qrte, Gracian quotes Gongora’s remarkable sonnet to don Cristobal de Mora; the sestet will illustrate the point: Eduardo Losada marked it as to-read Jun 26, The “art” of ingemo retains something of the indefinable quality captured by that other derivative of the Latin ingemum, “genius. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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.

Alexandre Soares marked it as to-read Nov 08, For the sake of clarity, I will at times use the more familiar terms “common- place” and “topics” to describe what Gracian means by the relation of the subject to its adjacents. Es el arte cuarta y moderna graciin de la sutileza.

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. 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.

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