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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Agudeza y arte de ingenio by Baltasar Gracián
In discovering or inventing correspondences within this material, the artist of wit Gracian had emphasized that agudeza is possible in both prose and poetry achieves an aesthetic heightening that attains beauty and constitutes a new art-form based in rhetoric, but transcending it in just the way that the accomplished architect achieves a higher result than does a merely utilitarian designer.
II, 33 32 “The ingenio is the principal, the efficient cause; all the others without it are not enough, and it without the others suffices, aided by the others, it strives for artee and achieves prodigies, and if it is inventive and fertile, so much the better; it is an ever-flowing spring of conceits and a continual mine of subtlety Inhenio is said that nature stole from reason all that which was an advantage to the ingenio, and in this is founded that paradox of Seneca, that all great ingenio contains a degree of madness It has its day and picks its moment, so that it often does not recognize itself; it alters with extrinsic and even material impressions; it lives at the con- fines of the emotions, at the borders of the will, and is grudgingly admitted as a neighbor to the passions.
No se de que me admire mas, si de su prodigioso nacimiento o si de su prodigiosa muerte; con razon murio por la verdad, el que nacio por profecla. University of Chicago Press,pp. I, 22 Gracian is arguing, then, for a rather fine distinction: Gracian’s final characterizations of this key word are highly suggestive: In her study of Renaissance rhetoric, Rosemond Tuve noted that this particular proce- dure was sometimes classified as a separate commonplace called “ad- juncts” in English ingenlo a term with which Gracian was evidently familiar as well, since he speaks late in the Agudeza of an argument ab have, however, profitably consulted Chambers’s translation and have occasionally adopted his phrasing silently; and I wish to thank Norma Helsper, who read the translations and sug- gested certain modifications which I adopted.
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Sebastiano marked it as to-read Agdueza 16, I, 64 i2 Here the conceit of proportion is simply the parallel discovered be- tween the commonplace topics of the birth agudesa death of the subject: Corone al juicio el arte de prudencia, lauree al ingenio el arte de agudeza.
The example he ijgenio at this point can only clarify his intention, without improving his conception: Jimmyx rated it really liked it Feb 23, We have seen that Gracian has had to have recourse to con- ceptions like “special” or “rare” circumstances and gracinn reversion to the suggestive but imprecise metaphor of the “living” nature of wit, as opposed to the “dead” figures and effects of mere rhetoric.
He consistently posits a break between rhetoric and wit.
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Sorobai marked it as to-read Aug 12, During the Spanish war with Catalonia and France, he was chaplain of the army that liberated Lleida in The proportion is, as Gracian says, a sym- metry discovered among the adjacents of the subject and not a meta- grackn or even a figure of speech.
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. The “art” of ingemo retains something of the indefinable quality captured by that other derivative of the Latin ingemum, “genius. The framework in which Gracian places his definition is not so much Scholastic philosophy as traditional rhetoric.
Rui Miguel Mesquita marked it as to-read Apr 29, This attracted the Society’s displeasure.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. El entendimiento, pues, como primera y prin- cipal potencia, alzase con la prima del artificio. Yet the attempt to reduce ingenio to a well-defined method, analo- gous to but higher than the art of rhetoric, has not been entirely successful.
His demand was not met, but his sanction was eased off: He studied at a Jesuit school in and and theology in Zaragoza. We will be able to understand his unique agudrza to critical theory, however, only if we ignore twentieth- century preconceptions of what a conceit yy and if we take Gracian’s work on its own terms. The definition begins with the invocation of the concepts “subject” and “adjacents,” terms that re- fer to a method of “invention” commonly recommended by rhetorical manuals.
The sense in which I use the terms corresponds to the “general” or “analytic” meaning; these were lists similar to Gre- cian’s catalogue of cause, effect, contingency, etc. Df Gracian above all, to translate is to interpret, and this and all subsequent translations are my own; I HUGH H GRADY 23 osa panegiri, ya en ingeniosa crisi, digo alabando o vituperando—, uno como centra, de quien reparte artf discurso, Hneas de pondera- cion y sutileza a las entidades que lo rodean; esto es, a los adjuntos que lo coronan, como son sus causas, sus efectos, atributos, cali- dades, contingenoas, circunstancias de tiempo, lugar, modo, etc.
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Agudeza y arte de ingenio
At this point, Gracian begins to discuss a problem that has seemed basic to twentieth-century commentators on the Agudeza: Belisarios Digenis rated it liked it Nov 27, We can see, then, why the conceit of proportion is said to be the fun- damental and most basic of the conceits as opposed to the modern hab- it of thought, which gives first place to the metaphor. Alvaro Orosa marked it as to-read Oct 21, Suele estar de dfa y tener vez, de modo que el mismo se desconoce; alterase con las extrinsecas y aun matenales impresiones; vive a los confines del afecto, a la raya de la voluntad y es mal avecindado el de las pasiones.
Gusano, de tus hojas me alimentes: Or consider the commentary Gracian provides to these four lines from a romance by Gongora: Wit works within the commonplace subject-adja- cents relations to discover additional, noncommonplace relations among them to form the conceit of proportion.
Most of the examples are antitheses of one sort or another: Tradition identified the origins of the idea with Pythagoras, and it was argued by Plato.