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Aurora Egido

Weddings of Art and Wit: Studies on Baltasar Gracián

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March 2014

496 pages

Essay, Human Studies

Original Title: Bodas de arte e ingenio

“The essays brought together here are the result of a decade spent researching Baltasar Gracián, together with other essays, particularly those devoted to the publication of all of Gracián’s writings in accordance with their first editions. Putting them together under a title that refers to a symbolic marriage, of Art and Wit, is not an arbitrary decision, as will become clear, since such an unusual union in reality makes it possible to employ a generativist approach that lends unity and sense to the double play, both conceptual and elocutionary, of his works, in addition to explaining all that refers to the almost infinite possibilities that his writings offer when it comes to engendering wit.”

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«Aurora Egido impeccably updates the indispensable figure of this Baroque writer. This is a decisive book for the necessary and well achieved actualisation of the author of that most celebrated of quotations: ‘What is good is doubly good when it is brief’».
Jesús Ferrer, La Razón

«More than a decade dedicated to the Aragonese Jesuit, organised in the form of a journey through his works that marks a milestone in the study of one of the best prose writers in Spanish literary history».
Héctor J. Porto, La Voz de Galicia

«One of the most complete studies in Spanish of the work of one of the most exceptional writers and thinkers of Spanish literature. Aurora Egido examines and develops in magnificent erudite prose the main and varied ideas of this writer. An essay that is prolific and generous in its detail, a pleasure to read, that will enable the reader to place in the historical location that he deserves this Aragonese author endowed with an unequalled pen. Undoubtedly, one of the most important essays to have appeared in 2014».
Carlos Javier González Serrano, Filosofía Hoy

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Acantilado

March 2014

1 pages

Essay, Human Studies