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Modern literature and the tragic

Author: K M Newton
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008.
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This book explores modern literature's responses to the tragic. Although Ibsen has been accused of being responsible for the 'death of tragedy', Ken Newton argues that Ibsen instead generated an anti-tragic perspective that had a major influence on dramatists such as Shaw and Brecht.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Newton, K.M.
Modern literature and the tragic.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)226360320
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K M Newton
ISBN: 9780748636747 0748636749
OCLC Number: 266932500
Description: 1 online resource ([vii], 179 pages)
Contents: Ibsen's Ghosts and the rejection of the tragic --
Anti-tragic drama after Ibsen --
Chekhov and the tragic --
The return of the tragic in fiction --
Nietzsche and the redefining of the tragic --
The "tragico-dionysian" and D.H. Lawrence --
The theatre of the absurd and the tragic --
The tragic, pragmatism, and the postmodern.
Responsibility: K.M. Newton.

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This book explores modern literature's responses to the tragic. Although Ibsen has been accused of being responsible for the 'death of tragedy', Ken Newton argues that Ibsen instead generated an anti-tragic perspective that had a major influence on dramatists such as Shaw and Brecht.
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