Modern Tragedy / Edition 1

Modern Tragedy / Edition 1

by Raymond Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1551116340

ISBN-13: 9781551116341

Pub. Date: 02/06/2006

Publisher: Broadview Press

Modern Tragedy, first published in 1966, is a study of the ideas and ideologies which have influenced the production and analysis of tragedy. Williams sees tragedy both in terms of literary tradition and in relation to the tragedies of modern society, of revolution and disorder, and of individual experience.

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Overview

Modern Tragedy, first published in 1966, is a study of the ideas and ideologies which have influenced the production and analysis of tragedy. Williams sees tragedy both in terms of literary tradition and in relation to the tragedies of modern society, of revolution and disorder, and of individual experience.

Modern Tragedy is available only in this Broadview Encore Edition, now edited and with a critical introduction by Pamela McCallum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551116341
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
02/06/2006
Series:
Broadview Encore Editions Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
816,412
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Reading Modern Tragedy in the Twenty-First Century

A Note on the Text

Modern Tragedy

  • Acknowledgements
    Foreword
  • PART ONE: TRAGIC IDEAS
    1. Tragedy and Experience
    2. Tragedy and the Tradition
    3. Tragedy and Contemporary Ideas
    4. Tragedy and Revolution
    5. Continuity
  • PART TWO: MODERN TRAGIC LITERATURE
    1. From Hero to Victim: The Making of Liberal Tragedy, to Ibsen and Miller
    2. Private Tragedy: Strindberg, O’Neill, Tennessee Williams
    3. Social and Personal Tragedy: Tolstoy and Lawrence
    4. Tragic Deadlock and Stalemate: Chekhov, Pirandello, Ionesco, Beckett
    5. Tragic Resignation and Sacrifice: Eliot and Pasternak
    6. Tragic Despair and Revolt: Camus and Sartre
    7. A Rejection of Tragedy: Brecht

Works Cited and Further Reading

Index

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