José Enrique Camilo Rodó Piñeyro (15 July – 1 May ) was a Uruguayan essayist. Rodó is best known for his essay Ariel (), drawn from The Tempest, . En La resistencia cultural: la nación en el ensayo de las Américas. Buy Ariel by Jose Enrique Rodo (ISBN:) from Amazon’s Book Store. Leer “Ariel ” es interiorizarse con un ensayo que ha estado vigente por mas de un siglo. Categorías: ES-A · Ensayos · Ensayos de José Enrique Rodó · Libros con versión para imprimir · Obras por capítulos · Literatura uruguaya.

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But Ariel rodl more than a criticism of the U. 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.

Nos lleva de esa individualidad que conlleva el saber, el adquirir conocimiento, a lo colectivo-desinteresado de expresarlo y darle una utilidad altruista.

Lori rated it it was ok Oct 06, As the introduction more intelligent, in many ways, than the actual essay states, “this is a supremely irritating book. Algo para destacar de su ensayo Ariel, es la belleza y delicadeza de su escritura, ese modernismo nose en su pluma, donde se ve claramente reflejada esa influencia de estilo francesa.


Ariel belongs to the movement known as modernismocharacterized by its elegance, artistic prose, and worldly references and allusions. Adrienne rated it really liked it Oct 16, Brian rated it liked it May 13, In ArielProspero’s seminar includes both famous and lesser-known European authors. Diana rated it liked it Sep 02, 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”.

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To ask other readers questions about Arielplease sign up. This landmark essay enriquee 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 Does that make sense? Then, however, there’s Rodo, who’s suggests a new identity for Latin America based on the classic cultures, instead of the mediocrity of the American enterprise.

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Rodo, influenced by Plato, Renan, and a host of other authors who are constantly referencedsets his work in a Latin American classroom, where the wise teacher urges his young students to pursue idealism and excellence over materialism and utilitarianism.

Luis rated it it was ok Mar 24, Nevermind that it is, in fact, Prospero and not Caliban who enslaves Ariel in Shakespeare’s original.

The specialization of jobs causes societies to become underdeveloped as opposed to evolving towards maturity. You know, it’s a bit hard to be angry at a book when you were warned.

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 Line one, page one of the prologue, by Carlos Fuentes: May Learn how and when to remove this template message.


I emphasize his gendered language because it adds even another layer of elitism to his writing.

Latin-American youth must not be seduced by the North American serpent; they must resist “nordomania. This name uses Spanish hose customs: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Uruguayan Rodo calls on his fellow Latin-Americans to reject the consumerism, materialism, and hedonism he sees personified by the U.

Alessiobob rated it liked it Feb 15, Prospero also focuses on locations such as Ancient Greece, and he emphasizes Hellenic beauty as the only ideal worthy of imitation. Fernanda rated it really liked it Mar 30, No trivia or snrique yet. Oct 13, David Renderos rated it it was ok. Had some interesting parts, but mostly not worth the time.