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The Art of Worldly Wisdom

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Written by Baltasar GracianAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Baltasar Gracian
Translated by Christopher MaurerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Christopher Maurer

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On Sale: November 10, 2010
Pages: 208 | ISBN: 978-0-307-75697-8
Published by : Crown Business Crown Archetype
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The remarkable best-seller -- a long-lost, 300-year-old book of wisdom on how to live successfully yet responsibly in a society governed by self-interest -- as acute as Machiavelli yet as humanistic and scrupulously moral as Marcus Aurelius.
Christopher Maurer

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Christopher Maurer - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
Juan Ram¾n JimÚnez (1881-1958), one of the greatest Spanish poets of the twentieth century, wrote innumerable books of lyrical verse, fine prose poems, aphorisms, and critical essays. Juan Ram¾n lived in Madrid until the Spanish Civil War, and died in exile in Puerto Rico, after receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Christopher Maurer has written widely on Spanish literature, from Baltasar Gracißn (author of the New York Times bestsellers The Art of Worldly Wisdom and A Pocket Mirror for Heroes) to Federico GarcÝa Lorca. He is chairman of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Vanderbilt University.
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"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

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