The Art of Worldly Wisdom
Publication Date: October 10, 2000
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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 GraciAn's background and places him within his historical and literary context.
Jorge Luis Borges (1890-1982), Argentine poet, critic, and short-story writer, revolutionized modern literature. He was completely blind when appointed the head of Argentina's National Library.
"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