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The Resource Poetics, Aristotle ; translated with an introduction and notes by Malcolm Heath

Poetics, Aristotle ; translated with an introduction and notes by Malcolm Heath

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Poetics
Title
Poetics
Statement of responsibility
Aristotle ; translated with an introduction and notes by Malcolm Heath
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"Aristotle's Poetics is one of the most powerful, perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history." "A penetrating, near-contemporary account of Greek tragedy, it demonstrates how the elements of plot, character and spectacle combine to produce 'pity and fear' - and why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process. It introduces the crucial concepts of mimesis ('imitation'), hamartia ('error') and katharsis, which have informed serious thinking about drama ever since. It examines the mythological heroes, idealized yet true to life, whom Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides brought on to the stage. And it explains how the most effective plays rely on complication and resolution, recognitions and reversals." "Essential reading for all students of Greek literature and of the many Renaissance and post-Renaissance writers who consciously adopted Aristotle as a model, the Poetics is equally stimulating for anyone interested in theatre today."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
NN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aristotle
Dewey number
808.2
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the ancient Greek
LC call number
PN1040
LC item number
.A513 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Heath, Malcolm
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristotle
  • Poetry
  • Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics
  • Poetry
Label
Poetics, Aristotle ; translated with an introduction and notes by Malcolm Heath
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages lxiv-lxvi)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36310586
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lxxiii, 61 pages
Isbn
9780140446364
Lccn
97138026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36310586
  • (OCoLC)36310586
Label
Poetics, Aristotle ; translated with an introduction and notes by Malcolm Heath
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages lxiv-lxvi)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36310586
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
lxxiii, 61 pages
Isbn
9780140446364
Lccn
97138026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36310586
  • (OCoLC)36310586

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