The Art of Worldly Wisdom (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

The Art of Worldly Wisdom (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Description

Baltasar Gracian's "Art of Worldly Wisdom" offers practical advice on how to make your way in a chaotic world, and how to make it well. The three hundred aphorisms contained here, first published as "Oraculo Manual y Arte de Prudencia" in 1647, remain remarkably relevant today. The political and social upheavals of Spain's Golden Era bear a striking resemblance to 21st century reality, political transformations, economic battles that pit local interests against global forces, competing religious outlooks seeking to shape secular worlds and new technologies torn between democratization and centralization. Gracian's aphorisms, as much poetry as instruction, address us today as practical guides for civility in an often uncivil world, and may serve as invitations to participate in making an uncivil world as civil as possible.


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Details

Author(s)
Baltasar Gracian, Martin Fischer, Steven Schroeder
Format
Paperback | 128 pages
Dimensions
139 x 209 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
Publication date
28 Jun 2014
Publisher
Barnes & Noble Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0760791066
ISBN13
9780760791066
Bestsellers rank
78,711

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