Aristotle's Poetics / Edition 1

Aristotle's Poetics / Edition 1

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by Aristotle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393952169

ISBN-13: 9780393952162

Pub. Date: 05/28/1982

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Here is a new translation, remarkable for its accuracy and refreshing clarity of exposition, of the first major work of literary criticism.Aristotle's doctrines are basic to every critical discussion of Greek tragedy and of other literary forms. Although the Poetics has often been denounced or rejected, such rejection is usually the result of a misunderstanding of…  See more details below

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Here is a new translation, remarkable for its accuracy and refreshing clarity of exposition, of the first major work of literary criticism.Aristotle's doctrines are basic to every critical discussion of Greek tragedy and of other literary forms. Although the Poetics has often been denounced or rejected, such rejection is usually the result of a misunderstanding of what Aristotle says. And that is where Hutton's work is uniquely important.Commentators have long recognized the need to view the Poetics in the context of its creation and it re-emergence in the Renaissance. Few, if any, however,have had the necessary combination of talents that James Hutton possessed as an accomplished Hellenist with a particularly strong background in Greek philosophy, a graceful stylist in English, and a leading authority on the Renaissance humanists.To supplement his translation, Hutton has provided full explanatory and glossarial notes. In his introduction he discusses the work in terms of Aristotelian thought and its Platonic roots, thereby correcting the dogmatism that often attends study of the Poetics. The introduction also fully outlines the work's historical influence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393952162
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1982
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
304,626
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to 1998 edition
Abbreviations
IThe Setting of the Poetics1
IIAristotle's Aesthetics 1: Art and its Pleasure42
IIIAristotle's Aesthetics 2: Craft, Nature and Unity in Art82
IVMimesis109
VAction and Character138
VITragedy and the Emotions168
VIIFallibility & Misfortune: The Secularisation of the Tragic202
VIIIThe Chorus of Tragedy238
IXEpic, Comedy and Other Genres253
XInfluence & Status: the Nachleben of the Poetics286
App. 1The Date of the Poetics324
App. 2The Poetics and Plato331
App. 3Drama in the Theatre: Aristotle on Spectacle (opsis)337
App. 4Aristotle on Language (lexis)344
App. 5Interpretations of katharsis350
Bibliography357
Index365

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Aristotle's Poetics 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Hannah Stoutenburg More than 1 year ago
This version is filled with symbols and wretched typos. It isn't readable even if you're really trying hard
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Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!