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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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Warning of the danger of educating towards specialization, he cites how the beauty of Athens reflected a society in which balancing human faculties was highly valued. It exists like a provisional civilization, like the preliminaries for culture, resting in utility as in some finality.

For the purposes of his essay, his analysis strikes me as sufficiently nuanced. Adrienne rated it really liked it Oct 16, The Uruguayan Rodo calls on his fellow Latin-Americans to reject the consumerism, materialism, and hedonism he sees personified by 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 He stages this description as a lecture being delivered by an elderly teacher named Prospero to his young students.


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Alessiobob rated it liked it Feb 15, The book is an extended monologue delivered by a teacher to rdo pupils. His argument for a new Latin America is also based on a visionary idea of its youth and its people as representing an as-yet-realized future society. Apr 28, Drew Maher rated it liked it. Return to Book Page.

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This section does not cite any sources. He died in in a hotel in Palermo, Sicily, while working as correspondent for the Argentine weekly magazine Caras y Caretas. In roddo words, while the USA has mastered means, it has neglected ends.

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Glad a cheater got caught. Ariel is beautiful, graceful, and noble, while Caliban is coarse and barbarous, he explains. Refresh and try again. 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”.

Does that make sense? No, the “Ariel” mentioned in the title isn’t the redheaded Disney mermaid. Skip to content Unknowing “this wretched, vile, and faithless body. josw


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Ariel by José Enrique Rodó

Description First published in Uruguay, Ariel is Latin America’s most famous essay on esthetic and philosophical sensibility, as well as its most discussed treatise on hemispheric relations. The Best Books of He does place this elitism within 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.

He believed both of these embody a sense of beauty, and most important, both realms recognize the significance of devoting oneself to an activity of the mind. Fernanda rated it really liked it Mar 30, As the introduction more intelligent, in many ways, than the actual essay states, “this is a supremely irritating book.

But this tradition emphasizes morality in a way that finds its most common expression, at its highest, in the mediocre morality of Benjamin Franklin, from which it has declined considerably.