An Essay on the Tragic

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“This is a gem of a book. Few critics would be capable of engaging a significant number of the great tragedies and important theorists of tragedy in such short compass. But Szondi does it in completely remarkable fashion. Not only does this make for captivating reading, it also makes this a virtually ideal teaching tool, for it features the signature of Szondi’s writing: great clarity, about complex matters. No one has really replaced Szondi in his role as a theoretically informal interpreter of comparative literature.”—Ian Balfour, York University
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“This is a gem of a book. Few critics would be capable of engaging a significant number of the great tragedies and important theorists of tragedy in such short compass. But Szondi does it in completely remarkable fashion. Not only does this make for captivating reading, it also makes this a virtually ideal teaching tool, for it features the signature of Szondi’s writing: great clarity, about complex matters. No one has really replaced Szondi in his role as a theoretically informal interpreter of comparative literature.”—Ian Balfour, York University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804743952
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Series: Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,344,556
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I The Philosophy of the Tragic
1 Schelling 7
2 Holderlin 11
3 Hegel 15
4 Solger 23
5 Goethe 25
6 Schopenhauer 28
7 Friedrich Theodor Vischer 31
8 Kierkegaard 34
9 Hebbel 37
10 Nietzsche 41
11 Simmel 44
12 Scheler 47
Transition 49
Pt. II Analyses of the Tragic
13 Oedipus Rex 59
14 Life Is a Dream 64
15 Othello 70
16 Leo Armenius 74
17 Phaedra 78
18 Demetrius 82
19 The Schroffenstein Family 90
20 Danton's Death 95
Notes 101
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