Triangles and wheels, telescopes and flies: Gracian and the world of wit

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture
EditorsRodrigo Cacho Casal, Caroline Egan
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781351108713
ISBN (Print)9780815358671
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Companions to Hispanic and Latin American Studies


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