El mejor Zea

English translation: Zea at his best

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Spanish term or phrase:El mejor Zea
English translation:Zea at his best
Entered by: Charles Davis

02:55 May 21, 2018
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Spanish term or phrase: El mejor Zea
Hola!
Tengo poco contexto, pero se trata de una comparación entre el trabajo de un autor con otro. En realidad, es lo que supongo, es sólo una línea. La frase dice:
"Su trabajo (el del autor 1) a la vez empalma con los afanes del mejor Zea (autor 2)".
Supongo que se refiere a Don Leopoldo Zea, escritor de filosofía latinoamericana, pues el primer autor habla sobre las ideas en latino américa.
Lo que me hace ruido es la expresión: "el mejor Zea". ¿Hay más de uno? No tengo contexto como para deducir más, pero creo que es un halago a su persona.
¿Cómo dejarían "los afanes del mejor Zea"? (Si consideramos a Zea como una persona).
Muchas gracias y perdón por lo poco de contexto.
Abraal
Local time: 16:36
Zea at his best
Explanation:
Or "the best of Zea". I think this is almost certainly what it means: the best work of the author. It's quite a common turn of phrase when referring to an author or artist. I think it's unlikely that it refers to the better/best of two or more authors called Zea. I don't know of any others, and I think it would be an odd thing to say anyway.

For "los afanes de", maybe "the concerns of"?

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Note added at 1 hr (2018-05-21 04:33:55 GMT)
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Another example of "el mejor" used like this:

"Desde mi punto de vista, el mejor Lorca, salvo excepción de algunos textos anteriores, es el que surge a partir de Poeta en Nueva York"
https://nivorg.blogspot.com.es/2009/03/federico-garcia-lorca...
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Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 20:36
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Zea at his best


Explanation:
Or "the best of Zea". I think this is almost certainly what it means: the best work of the author. It's quite a common turn of phrase when referring to an author or artist. I think it's unlikely that it refers to the better/best of two or more authors called Zea. I don't know of any others, and I think it would be an odd thing to say anyway.

For "los afanes de", maybe "the concerns of"?

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Note added at 1 hr (2018-05-21 04:33:55 GMT)
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Another example of "el mejor" used like this:

"Desde mi punto de vista, el mejor Lorca, salvo excepción de algunos textos anteriores, es el que surge a partir de Poeta en Nueva York"
https://nivorg.blogspot.com.es/2009/03/federico-garcia-lorca...

Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 20:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 120

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Andy Watkinson: ¡Ay, Harlem!
29 mins
  -> Yes, he's got a point. PNY is fantastic. Cheers, Andy :-)

agree  neilmac
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Neil . Have a good week ;-)

agree  franglish
3 hrs
  -> Thanks, franglish :-)

agree  James A. Walsh
4 hrs
  -> Thanks, James ;-)

agree  Chema Nieto Castañón: Maybe aspirations rather than concerns for "afanes" here?
5 hrs
  -> Yes, I think you could read it that way. Many thanks, Chema :-)
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