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The Art of Worldly Wisdom (Shambhala Pocket Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

This best-selling 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, these teachings are strikingly modern in tone, putting strategy above ethics while reminding the reader that the true search for excellence begins with perfecting oneself.

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:
9780877739210
Translator:
Jacobs, Joseph
Author:
Gracian Y. Morales, Baltasar
Author:
Gracian y. Morales, Baltasar
Author:
Gracian, Baltasar
Author:
Jacobs, Joseph
Publisher:
Shambhala
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Inspirational and devotional works
Subject:
Maxims
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Shambhala Pocket Classics
Publication Date:
19931123
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
281
Dimensions:
4.69x3.04x.79 in. .29 lbs.

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