Author: Gracián y Morales, Baltasar, Title: The courtiers manual oracle Alternate titles: Oráculo manual y arte de prudencia. English. Subject terms. The Art of Worldly Wisdom (Spanish: Oráculo Manual y Arte de Prudencia) is a book written in by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, better known as Baltasar. El Arte de Prudencia, The Art of Wisdom, by Baltasar Gracian. A digital reproduction of the , Oráculo, published by Amberes, en Casa de. Geronymo y A pdf file of the translation of The Courtier’s Manual Oracle printed by.

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His proto-existentialist writings were lauded by Nietzsche and Schopenhauer. He studied at a Jesuit school in and and theology in Zaragoza.

He was ordained in and took his final vows in He assumed the vows of the Jesuits in and dedicated himself to teaching in various Jesuit schools. He spent time in Huesca, where he befriended gracjan local scholar Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa, who helped him achieve an important milestone in his intellectual upbringing.


He acquired fame as a preacher, although some of his oratorical displays, such as reading a letter sent from Hell from manuak pulpit, were frowned upon by his superiors. During the Spanish war with Catalonia and France, he was chaplain of the army that liberated Lleida in This attracted the Society’s displeasure.

héroe ; El discreto ; Oráculo manual y arte de prudencia

His demand was not met, but his sanction was eased off: The Aragonese village where he was born Belmonte de Calatayudchanged its name to Belmonte de Gracian in his honour.

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