Poetics

Poetics

by Aristotle
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ISBN-10:
1605203556
ISBN-13:
9781605203553
Pub. Date:
10/31/2008
Publisher:
Cosimo
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Overview

Poetics

Among the most influential books in Western civilization, the Poetics is really a treatise on fine art. It offers seminal ideas on the nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more, including such concepts as catharsis, the tragic flaw, unities of time and place and other rules of drama. This inexpensive edition enables readers to enjoy the critical insights of one humanity's greatest minds laying the foundations for thought about the arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605203553
Publisher: Cosimo
Publication date: 10/31/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction, p. 1
Acknowledgments, p. 17
The Poetics, p. 19
Glossary of Names, p. 69
Glossary of Some Important Greek Words, p. 72

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Aristotle's Poetics is hailed as the first systematic critical theory in the world. For centuries and centuries, it has inspired writers, critics, and philosophers alike. Aristotle, the father of critics, as many would exalt him, sets the rules for many key literary genres such as Tragedy, Comedy, and Epic. Through comparing and contrasting these classical genres, Aristotle convincingly argues for the highness and greatness of tragedy, as the most mimetic literary genre. Thanks to Aristotle, we are introduced to such eternally important critical terms such as mimesis(imitation), muthos(plot), anagnorisis(discovery), peripeteia(reversal),hamartia(misjudgment), catharsis(purgation). In other words, Aristotle's Poetics is the bible for critics, playwrights, and fans of tragic literature.