Skip to main content

Distributed for University of Wales Press

María Zambrano

A Life of Poetic Reason and Political Commitment

Maria Zambrano (1904–91) was one of the most original Spanish thinkers of the twentieth century, known for her attempt to use poetic reason to overcome the limitations of Enlightenment-based rationality. This book offers a close look at her work, arguing that while the presence of a spiritual component is undeniable, at the same time her thought is far from mystical or unapproachable—rather, it offers an alternative form of rationality, one that links the personal to the political and makes the path to self-development also the path of civic and political engagement.

256 pages | 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 | © 2017

History: European History

Literature and Literary Criticism: Romance Languages

University of Wales Press image

View all books from University of Wales Press

Be the first to know

Get the latest updates on new releases, special offers, and media highlights when you subscribe to our email lists!

Sign up here for updates about the Press