Poetics

Poetics

by Aristotle, Theodore (Translator) Buckley
     
 

Analyzing the poetic genres of his own day, particularly epic and tragedy, Aristotle sets forth a comprehensive theory of the poetic art. In this seminal and highly influential work of ancient literary criticism, Aristotle discusses poetry's esthetic function as well as its emotional value, revealing at the same time the basic principles of literary art and giving

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Analyzing the poetic genres of his own day, particularly epic and tragedy, Aristotle sets forth a comprehensive theory of the poetic art. In this seminal and highly influential work of ancient literary criticism, Aristotle discusses poetry's esthetic function as well as its emotional value, revealing at the same time the basic principles of literary art and giving practical hints to the poet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879757762
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
77
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.30(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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