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The Art of Worldly Wisdom
This perennially popular book of advice on how to achieve personal and professional success is treasured for its timeless insights on how to make one’s way in the world. Written in the seventeenth century by Spanish Jesuit scholar Baltasar Gracián, the teachings are strikingly modern in tone and address universal concerns such as friendship, morality, effective leadership, and managing emotions. An enlightening guide for life, this edition also includes an informative introduction by Willis Barnstone that explores Gracián’s background and provides insightful historical and literary context.
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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