Focusing on Agudeza y arte de ingenio [Wit and the Art of Ingenuity] (1648) by Baltasar Gracián, the present chapter offers both a reading of agudeza (in the context of other theories but squarely focused on Gracián’s own treatise) and a discussion of a range of examples (poetry, prose, drama and art) to illustrate wit. In so doing, the chapter examines various aspects of the aesthetic often ignored by critics.
|Title of host publication
|The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture
|Rodrigo Cacho Casal, Caroline Egan
|Place of Publication
|Number of pages
|Published - 2 May 2022
|Routledge Companions to Hispanic and Latin American Studies