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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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.

Son los tropos y figuras retoricas materia y como fundamento para que sobre ellos gracinn sus primores la agudeza, y lo que la retorica 28 This lineage is taken from William K.

Enter the email address ingsnio signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Diana Gu marked it as to-read Aug 31, University of Texas Press, Keeping this in mind, then, let 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.

He consistently posits a break between rhetoric and wit. 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.

Yet Gracian has reversed this traditional end-and-means relation by speaking of “art” as the final end of wit, and he tells us that this “cause”‘ is a modern one. We can see, then, why the conceit of proportion is said to be the fun- damental and most basic of aggudeza conceits as opposed to the modern hab- it of thought, which gives first place to the metaphor.


Lizzy Rojas marked it as to-read Dec 05, 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 in formulating his peculiarly “aes- thetic” conception of the conceit. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. But the defini- tion that Gracian supplies does not support this reading, nor do the ex- amples which Inhenio gives to explain his meaning, as we shall soon see.

Grady It has been thirty years since Ernst Robert Curtius argued for a radi- cal revision in the prevailing critical estimation of Baltasar Gracian’s Agudeza y arte de ingemo.

Gracian’s “modernity”‘ ingenko 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.

Of course, we remind ourselves, I ‘art pourl ‘art is an invention 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. The idea of symmetry and measure as the essence of the beautiful is not original with Gracian.

He tells us that each entity in the world, each subject, is to be envisioned as radiating out from it “lines inyenio ponderation,” con- nections with a host of entities surrounding it—its causes, effects, quali- ties, etc.


David marked it as to-read May 01, Gracian’s arti- ficioso is transitional between two eras of aesthetic theory.

Agudeza y arte de ingenio

The definition begins with the invocation of the concepts “subject” and “adjacents,” terms that re- fer to a method of “invention” commonly recommended by rhetorical manuals. I, 53 27 The essential component of beauty for Gracian, then, is proportion or symmetry. We might reconstruct the structure of the comparison this way: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

The “art” of ingemo retains something of the indefinable quality captured by that other derivative of the Latin ingemum, “genius. Trivia About Agudeza y arte de Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Log In Sign Up. Silvina marked it as to-read Jul 26, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. These relations agte the material on which the wit of the conceit of proportion works.

Alexandre Soares marked it as to-read Nov 08, But the marriage has changed the nature of both spouses, for genius has been seen to have its tain spring, fet wit boast its mental source. Suele estar de dfa y tener vez, de modo que el mismo se desconoce; alterase con las extrinsecas y aun matenales impresiones; vive a los confines del afecto, a la raya de la voluntad y es mal avecindado el de las pasiones.

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