Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic / Edition 1 by Terry Eagleton | 9780631233602 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic / Edition 1

Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic / Edition 1

by Terry Eagleton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631233601

ISBN-13: 9780631233602

Pub. Date: 10/07/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Terry Eagleton's Tragedy provides a major critical and analytical account of the concept of 'tragedy' from its origins in the Ancient world right down to the twenty-first century.

  • A major new intellectual endeavour from one of the world's finest, and most controversial, cultural theorists.
  • Provides an analytical account

Overview

Terry Eagleton's Tragedy provides a major critical and analytical account of the concept of 'tragedy' from its origins in the Ancient world right down to the twenty-first century.

  • A major new intellectual endeavour from one of the world's finest, and most controversial, cultural theorists.
  • Provides an analytical account of the concept of 'tragedy' from its origins in the ancient world to the present day.
  • Explores the idea of the 'tragic' across all genres of writing, as well as in philosophy, politics, religion and psychology, and throughout western culture.
  • Considers the psychological, religious and socio-political implications and consequences of our fascination with the tragic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631233602
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/07/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1. A Theory in Ruins.

2. The Value of Agony.

3. From Hegel to Beckett.

4. Heroes.

5. Freedom, Fate and Justice.

6. Pity, Fear and Pleasure.

7. Tragedy and the Novel.

8. Tragedy and Modernity.

9 Demons.

10. Thomas Mann's Hedgehog.

Notes.

Index.

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