The Art of Worldly Wisdom has ratings and reviews. 7jane said: This book wasn’t quite what I expected, yet it was still a good experience. If y. : The Art of Worldly Wisdom: A Pocket Oracle (): Baltasar Gracian, Christopher Maurer: Books. The Art of Worldly Wisdom [Baltasar Gracian] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the Art of Worldly Wisdom Baltasar Gracian gives us.

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián

I wish I would have had this book in hracian school! A lot of the advice gears toward deception, vanity, and greed: They should hand this out in high schools along with the diploma.

So, if you want to get someone’s more understandable translation, Christopher Maurer is the translator you want. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Non si tratta di pessimismo oppure di ottimismo, ma di strategia, gravian giusta maniera per far fronte alle debolezze proprie e quelle degli altri. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. We are born to know and to baltasad ourselves, and books reliably turn us into people. Jan 20, Feathers Scott rated it it was amazing.

It did not respect many thing. Get to Know Us. Glad to have caught a mint condition copy out of the corner of my eye at the bookstore today.

Martin Fischer, I presume, is a literalist translator, for Gracian did have that difficult-to-understand writing style where sentences were incomplete and there was a severe lack in verbs. Feb 12, Pages Pre-Order. Baltasar Gracian, in the Pocket Oracle, has accomplished what Niccolo never could, nor would have wanted to: So, get off your computer, put down your electronic device, and read Gracian’s The Art of Worldly Wisdom the old fashioned way.


The Art of Worldly Wisdom

I’m a little surprised by some ratings of this book. Aug 24, Nick rated it it was amazing. Share your thoughts with other customers. Refresh and try again.

I bought this book inand have read and re-read it every month since. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Something in here for everyone, from wksdom grandmothers to the most outrageous nihilist, probably a little more for the latter.

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom is for anyone seeking to combine ethical behavior with worldly success. The author stresses the importance of taking ever-changing circumstances into account, as aphrosim’s tips may not att on every occasion. Write a customer geacian. Please try again later. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Certainly worlsly have been other books in the same genre, but I have yet to find another one as penetrating and objective. A man needs guidance. Even though the writing style is not always clear could be because of the translation or easy to understand: Published December 1st by Crown Business first published In either case, it could only have helped!

Also in Shambhala Pocket Library. I own Martin Fischer’s translation and when I opened it up to read it, it made no sense to me grammatically or syntactically. Read it, and continue to read it continually.


Jul 15, Jacopo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Sep 12, Pages Buy. It’s difficult for our contemporary minds to fully comprehend this basic fact. A work to study and be studied again and again. The book is structured with over pieces of advice each with a paragraph of two or text. I read this book everyday. Fan of this book? One has to realise that others are playing the game, too. Feb 12, Pages. Having someone else take the blame for failure and be the butt of gossip does not spring from a lack of ability, as malice thinks, but from superior skill.

In everything, though, prudence is the main key that keep one afloat in the changes and risks of the society. These aphorisms cover an enormous amount of subject areas. Some of the text clearly shows that certain aphorisms can be grouped together, and some themes do pop up again as one keeps reading. Feb 07, Mohammad rated it it was amazing. Trecento aforismi, campioni di scrittura per un pensiero breve, affatto superficiale.

I have friends who read The Prince like a bible, and its true that Machiavelli is worthy of repeated study, both as a period piece and window into the Renaissance Italian soul, and as possibly the most notorious treatise on Realpolitik ever written.

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