Poetry Books by Baltasar Gracian

Baltasar Gracian Books, Baltasar Gracian poetry book A Truth Telling Manual and the Art of Worldly Wisdom Authors: Baltasar Gracian, Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Martin Fischer
Published Date: 2013-10
This is a new release of the original 1945 edition.

Baltasar Gracian Books, Baltasar Gracian poetry book The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence Authors: Baltasar Gracián
Publisher: Penguin UK
Published Date: 2011-01-27
Categories: Philosophy
Written over 350 years ago, The Pocket Oracle and the Art of Prudence is a charming collection of 300 witty and thought-provoking aphorisms. From the art of being lucky to the healthy use of caution, these elegant maxims were created as a guide to life, with further suggestions given on cultivating good taste, knowing how to refuse, the foolishness of complaining and the wisdom of controlling one's passions. Baltasar Gracian intended that these ingenious aphorisms would encourage each reader to challenge themselves both in understanding and applying each axiom.

Baltasar Gracian Books, Baltasar Gracian poetry book How to Use Your Enemies Authors: Baltasar Gracián
Publisher: Penguin UK
Published Date: 2015-02-26
Categories: Literary Collections
'Better mad with the crowd than sane all alone' In these witty, Machiavellian aphorisms, unlikely Spanish priest Baltasar Gracián shows us how to exploit friends and enemies alike to thrive in a world of deception and illusion. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Baltasar Gracián (1601-1658). Gracián's work is available in Penguin Classics in The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence.

Baltasar Gracian Books, Baltasar Gracian poetry book The Manual of Prudence Authors: Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Baltazar Gracian
Published Date: 2004-04-01
Categories: Philosophy
Although this book was written approximately 500 years ago, it forms the basis for many of the books of advice and guidance that have been written over the centuries. More than 300 homilies, sayings, thoughts, and pieces of advice are included, covering topics such as conduct, thinking, knowledge, art, and people's relationships with the world around them. Other topics include not revealing one's Achilles heel, not being in a hurry to believe, not being overly sweet, and identifying one's bad days.

Baltasar Gracian Books, Baltasar Gracian poetry book The Art of Worldly Wisdom Authors: Baltasar Gracián y Morales
Publisher: Crown Business
Published Date: 1991
Categories: Business & Economics
A new translation of the well-known book of aphorisms offers readers a wealth of advice on how to live and work within a society governed by self-interest

Baltasar Gracian Books, Baltasar Gracian poetry book The Art of Worldly Wisdom Authors: Baltasar Gracian
Publisher: Digireads.com
Published Date: 2019-02-05
Categories: Philosophy
Baltasar Gracian y Morales assumed his final vows of the Jesuits in 1635, having been raised by his uncle, a priest, and studying theology in Zaragoza, Spain. Gracian became quite famous as a preacher, and wrote a number of literary works concerning politics, practical advice for life, and philosophy. Today he is known as the most representative writer of the Spanish baroque style called Conceptismo, or Conceptism, a literary style characterized by succinct and subtle expressions of witty, significant ideas. "The Art of Worldly Wisdom" is a collection of about three hundred maxims and advice with commentary. His poetic use of rhetoric made Gracian appealing to readers, but because he published much of his work without the permission of his superiors, he was chastised by the church, and eventually sanctioned and exiled. Gracian's most popular work, "The Art of Worldly Wisdom," is presented here in an edition printed on premium acid-free paper following the translation of Joseph Jacobs.

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