Ariel has ratings and 16 reviews. Dusty said: I picked up this English translation of José Enrique Rodó’s admired and detested essay at Goodwill. No,.. . Ariel, by José Enrique Rodó. The book is an extended monologue delivered by a teacher to his pupils. In a sense, it is like a Platonic dialogue. Ariel [José Enrique Rodó] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is.

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The ideals which raised ancient Greece to eternal memory in the consciousness of the world he finds represented in the figure of Ariel, from The Tempest.

La idealidad de lo hermoso no apasiona al descendiente de los austeros puritanos. Which leads us to 5 stars for a well written essay. However, to create and maintain regional identity proves difficult at times due to outside cultural and economic influence. Algo para destacar de su ensayo Ariel, es la belleza y delicadeza de su escritura, ese modernismo latente en su pluma, donde se ve claramente reflejada esa influencia de estilo francesa.

I’m about ready to burn it. Retrieved from ” https: Jen rated it it was ok Feb 01, They have preached a morality of restraint rather than positive virtue, and the virtue of moderation has withered into sentimental attachment to a palid, diluted wickedness.

Other Inquisitions, Jorge Luis Borges.

Ariel denounces Caliban’s materialism and Benthamian utilitarianism. To ask other readers questions about Arielplease sign up.

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In addition to listing the books, I wrote about sentences to myself — sometimes they were plot reminders, sometimes commentary on the books. The nature of the work is contemplative and philosophical. They were not intended to be read by anyone other than myself. You know, it’s a bit hard to be angry at a book when you were warned. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. It was a thought-provoking read, and according to Howard Wiarda it’s a very influential book in Latin America.


According to him, art is only ever made in the U. The narrative, allegorically-inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest,’ sees the professorial ‘Prospero’ observe a debate between ‘Ariel’-representing Latin America- and ‘Caliban This landmark essay by Jose Rodo is not easy-reading, but its message is profound, and as relevant, if not more so, today as it was in the year There are many provoking ideas, much of interesting consideration, good advice, broad learning, and a love above all things for that which is beautiful and full of grace.

The Best Books of Ultimately, the society that he advocates for though this is clearly stated only once is one in which artistic and creative endeavors are valued and in which everyone is offered equal opportunities for success with the full knowledge that each individual will take a different path – a society that seems to me like it would be pretty alright! Review quote “‘Ariel,’ like Arnold’s ‘Culture and Anarchy’ and Emerson’s ‘American Scholar,’ is a key text in the longstanding debate concerning culture and democratization.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x In the USA, he asserts, they made inactivity opprobrious, and having exalted individual effort, have crowned it with a genius for association with unprecedented success.

Having insatiable curiosity they have made education an institution of greater worth esteem than prosperity, and by their ingenuity and labor have mastered means jsoe in turn they have bestowed on the rest of the world. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When he comes to that chapter that brings the accusation, he is careful first to list the arlel of the North Americans, to salute the achievement of the USA.

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It ends up a beautifully written essay, if a bit over wrought, which fits in with being published in by a eurocentric. He does place this elitism raiel a paternalistic framework in which the elites take care of the non-elites, but elitism it still is and I shouldn’t have to say that that’s no good in any circumstances.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Utopian but not completely egalitarian, this society would resemble something like ancient Athens, in which the spiritual balance, harmony, and hierarchy of its social organizations and individuals would be reflected in the beauty and genius of its achievements in the arts and sciences. In ArielProspero’s seminar includes both famous and lesser-known European authors.

Ariel by José Enrique Rodó

Ariel es este sublime instinto de perfectibilidad, por cuya virtud se magnifica y convierte en centro de las cosas la arcilla humana a la que viene vinculada su luz”. In a sense, it is like a Platonic dialogue in that it has a setting in enriaue the main personage speaks, but is unlike a dialogue in that there is no give and take. Apr 28, Drew Maher rated it liked it.

So—he concludes—while I do not love them, I certainly admire. The book is an extended monologue delivered by a teacher to his pupils.

The utilitarian searches and inquires, but in order to use, not in order to understand for appreciation, for contemplation. Enriqje see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oct 05, Paul A.

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