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The Art of Worldly Wisdom (Shambhala Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

This perennially popular book of advice on how to achieve personal and professional success is valued for its timeless insights on how to make one's way in the world. Written in the seventeenth century by a Spanish Jesuit scholar, these teachings are strikingly modern in tone and address universal concerns such as friendship, morality, managing emotions, and effective leadership. The Art of Worldly Wisdom is for anyone seeking to combine ethical behavior with worldly success.

This edition of The Art of Worldly Wisdom includes an informative introduction by Willis Barnstone, Distinguished Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Indiana University. Barnstone, a noted translator, critic, and poet, explores Gracián's background and places him within his historical and literary context. <iframe title="YouTube video player" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rx7uvwrdCrE" width="640" frameborder="0" height="390"> </iframe>

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Synopsis:

Shambhala Classics is a series of finely produced volumes containing classics of the world's spiritual traditions. Included are works ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, representing the timeless spiritual aspirations of people everywhere.

About the Author

Baltasar Gracián was an aphorist, imaginary biographer, and novelist, who published studies of ideal figures and handbooks on the arts of rhetoric and comportment. His books include The Hero, Shrewdness and the Art of the Artist, The Art of Worldly Wisdom, and The Master Critic. Many high officials felt attacked by the controversial and critical works of this Jesuit priest-professor. Gracián refused to be censored, and was eventually confined to solitary house arrest, where he died.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570627453
Translator:
Jacobs, Joseph
Introduction:
Barnstone, Willis
Translator:
Jacobs, Joseph
Introduction by:
Barnstone, Willis
Introduction:
Barnstone, Willis
Author:
Gracian, Baltasar
Author:
Barnstone, Willis
Author:
Jacobs, Joseph
Author:
Gracian y. Morales, Baltasar
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Maxims
Subject:
Spanish literature
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
Unabridged.
Edition Description:
1389367
Series:
Shambhala Classics
Series Volume:
103-31
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 5.95 x .3 in .4688 lb

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