THE ART OF WORLDLY WISDOM by Otto Eisenschiml

THE ART OF WORLDLY WISDOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Based on the Jesuit Father Baltasar Gracian's Art of Worldly Wisdom, which appeared some 300 years ago, this is a collection of short observations, aphorisms, with occasional bonsmobs (in the manner of La Rochefoucauld) on various aspects of character and conduct. Fame, morality, tact, perfection, imagination, controversy, patience, evasion, wit, truth, refinement, virtue, worry, charm, prudence, tranquility, love, -- these are but a few topics touched upon with brevity, sagacity, a practical philosophy of a priest, wise to the world, understanding human frailities. Eisenschiml has brought a classic into modern terms, and made his own contribution of anecdote and a fresh sense of pace and mood.

Pub Date: May 21st, 1947
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce