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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These relations are the material on which the wit of the conceit of proportion works. Although the intervening years have witnessed some following of Curtius’s lead, the detailed study that a full acceptance of his estimate of the work would call for has not emerged.

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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. University of Texas Press, And he goes on to give us examples of symmetries formed by two ”causes” I, 68two “effects” I, 68and a cause and an effect I, Volumetrico rated it really liked it Oct 23, 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.

Thrashjazzassassin marked it as to-read Aug 22, Gracian uses analog – to forge concepts that still lack their “own” terminology. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

I, 64 9 In his treatment of this mode of conceit, Parker is, I believe, some- what misleading. Refresh and try again.

Guillermo De la Torre rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Goodreads helps you keep track of kngenio you want to read. 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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GRADY 31 or struggling toward—a conception of what we now call the “fine arts,” distinguished from the practical arts by an aspiration to a “beauty” that is autotelic. No se de que me admire mas, si de su prodigioso ahudeza o si de su prodigiosa muerte; con razon murio por la verdad, el que nacio por profecla.

Comunmente toda semejanza que se funda en alguna circunstan- cia especial, y le da pie alguna rara contingencia, es conceptuosa, porque nace con alma de conformidad y se saca de la misma especi- alidad del objecto. Now with few exceptions, neither Spanish conceptista nor English Metaphysical poetry is markedly self-reflective.

For example, Gracian quotes Gongora’s remarkable sonnet to don Cristobal de Mora; the sestet will illustrate the point: El entendimiento, pues, como primera y prin- cipal potencia, alzase con la prima del artificio. Yet I believe that the treatise possesses an additional dimension, not pointed out by Curtius, that argues just as strongly in favor of increased attention to the work: English Choose a language for shopping.

If every art, if every science which tends to perfect the acts of the under- standing is noble, that which aspires to intensify its highest and most subtle good should merit fame as the sun of the intellect, the consort of the ingemo, and the begetter of the conceit and of wit.

Art in Gracián’s Agudeza.’ | Hugh Grady –

In the “Al Letor” section at the beginning of the treatise, for example, he claims that arts theory, though it agufeza on the matter of traditional rhetoric, is actually new ground, unexplored by the ancients: This dimension of the work can come into focus, however, only when certain widespread misconceptions about Gracian’s termi- nology have been clarified. His initial approach to the question is a partial one: Of course, we remind ourselves, I ‘art pour tart is an invention of the nineteenth century, and the primary meaning of arte in seventeenth-century Spanish corresponds to the Latin ars and artr Greek techne, art as a body of heuristic rules governing some skill, art as a means to some end.


The act of pure arye 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, it cannot be denied, however, that it is a conceit, a subtlety of the inventive faculty.


Write a customer review. Read more Read less. That pride of place is assumed in- stead ingenuo a “species” of conceit called “agudeza por correspondencia y proportion” “wit through correspondence and proportion”. He even finds in this species of wit the height of Gongora’s art: Return to Book Page.

gdacin 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. Pedro marked it as to-read Dec 05, 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.

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