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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Marta rated it liked it Sep 14, Gracian’s theory of an art of wit thus represents a unique conjuncture in the history of cultural development. We have seen that Gracian has had to have recourse to con- ceptions like “special” or “rare” circumstances and constant reversion to the suggestive but imprecise metaphor of the “living” nature of wit, as opposed to the “dead” figures and effects of mere rhetoric.

Because he who would be the Phoenix of the Saints should appear the Phoenix as well sn being conceived amid aro- mas.

Ingenoi al juicio el arte de prudencia, lauree al ingenio el arte de agudeza. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. We might interpolate that the conceits are said to be formed from similitude and not propor- tion since the pearl-oyster is not one of the normal “adjacents” of the subject of love.

In other examples drawn from the same section of his argument, to be sure, it becomes clear that conceits of proportion can also take the form that we wmrld call metaphoric. Similarly with wit, a practical function, shared with the less “aesthetic” art of rhetoric, is still present: Rui Miguel Mesquita marked it as to-read Apr 29, Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


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Lizzy Rojas marked it as to-read Dec 05, After the audeza definitions and examples of the Agudeza, Gra- cian’s ingemo can no longer retain its Latin connotations of simple gift of nature; it is a power of the mind that can be developed through study and practice, a conception without which the book would be meaning- less.

Kuberr rated it really liked it Apr 02, Bethell’s treatment of Gracian drew more attention to Emanuele Tesauro’s II cannocchiaie aristotelico than to the Agudeza.

Brenis Cepin marked it as to-read Mar 12, Celebre la poesia la fuente de su monte, blasone la agudeza ingejio fuente de su mente. Skip to main content.

The sense in which I use the terms corresponds to the “general” or “analytic” meaning; these were lists similar to Gre- cian’s catalogue of cause, effect, contingency, etc. Let the art of prudence crown reason; let the art of wit laurel the ingemo. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Agudeza y arte de ingenio by Baltasar Gracián

Oxford University Press, ], p. His demand was not met, but his sanction was eased off: Both of these related bodies of poetry consist aagudeza of pieces exploring traditional poetic themes—love, death, worldly disillusion, for example—rather than es- sayistic statements on the nature and method of poetry like Horace’s Ars poetica or, in an entirely different mode, Mallarme’s self-reflective hermetic poetry.

The example he gives at this point can only clarify his intention, without improving his conception: Its methods involve exploiting the possibilities of analogies to forge new concepts, as Donne does in his explorations of human and divine love, and as Gracian does aguddeza formulating his peculiarly agudezz thetic” conception of the conceit.


Diana Gu marked it as to-read Aug 31, 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- agudzea. Ricardo Rosales marked it as to-read Aug 26, 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.

Wit is no longer the orphan it was at the beginning of the book; its parents have been identified.

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For Gracian, the most typical form of the conceit is the “proportion,” the discovery of an “intellectual symmetry” within the material formed by the subject and its adjacents.

Since this conception does not figure signifi- cantly in agudezx 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.

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In her study of Renaissance yracin, 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 the 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.