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The Art Of Worldly Wisdom : Shambhala Classics - Baltasar Gracian

The Art Of Worldly Wisdom

Shambhala Classics

Paperback Published: 10th October 2000
ISBN: 9781570627453
Number Of Pages: 160

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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.

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"Absolutely unique . . . a book made for constant use--a companion for life."--Arthur Schopenhauer

"Europe has never produced anything finer or more complicated in matters of moral subtlety."--Friedrich Nietzsche

Introductionp. vii
The Art of Worldly Wisdomp. 1
Maximsp. 121
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ISBN: 9781570627453
ISBN-10: 1570627452
Series: Shambhala Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 10th October 2000
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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