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Principles of tragedy: a rational examination of the tragic concept in life and literature.

Author: Geoffrey Brereton
Publisher: Coral Gables, Fla. University of Miami Press [©1968]
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brereton, Geoffrey.
Principles of tragedy.
Coral Gables, Fla. University of Miami Press [©1968]
(OCoLC)648466824
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Brereton
OCLC Number: 2570099
Description: ix, 285 pages 1 illustration 23 cm
Contents: [1.] Tragedy in theory: The notion of tragedy --
The legacy of Aristotle --
Tragedy and religion --
The tragic sense of life --
[2.] Tragedy in practice: Some classic tragedies: Oedipus, Hamlet, Macbeth, Phèdre --
Some constants of dramatic tragedy --
An anti-tragedy: Candide --
[3.] The duality conflict: Two worlds or one?: Neoplatonism, Pascal --
Imagination enthroned: Blake and romanticism --
Imagination dethroned: Ibsen, Chekhov --
[4.] Twentieth-century positions: Claudel: Partage de Midi --
Beckett: Waiting for Godot --
Consequences.

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