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Robert Henryson's tragic vision

Author: Steven R McKenna
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1994.
Series: American university studies., Series IV,, English language and literature ;, v. 171.
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This study offers the Henryson scholar and the student of literary theory a challenging consideration of the poet's conception of tragedy. Dr. McKenna interprets Henryson as decidedly radical in orientation toward the nature of tragic action and the nature of the tragic protagonist. The poet portrays these figures as having essentially heroic status despite their obvious sins and villainy.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McKenna, Steven R.
Robert Henryson's tragic vision.
New York : P. Lang, c1994
(OCoLC)622087126
Named Person: Robert Henryson; Robert Henryson; Robert Henryson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven R McKenna
ISBN: 0820422657 9780820422657 0820421588 9780820421582
OCLC Number: 27431789
Description: 220 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 2. The Structure of Tragic Action --
3. The Burden of Identity --
4. Crime and Punishment --
5. Tragic Idealism --
6. The Anti-Tragic Vision --
7. The Necessity of Myth --
8. Tragic Estrangement --
9. A God and a Grain of Dust.
Series Title: American university studies., Series IV,, English language and literature ;, v. 171.
Responsibility: Steven R. McKenna.

Abstract:

This study offers the Henryson scholar and the student of literary theory a challenging consideration of the poet's conception of tragedy. Dr. McKenna interprets Henryson as decidedly radical in orientation toward the nature of tragic action and the nature of the tragic protagonist. The poet portrays these figures as having essentially heroic status despite their obvious sins and villainy.

The general approach of this study is an evaluation of Henryson's exploration of the hero's confrontation with the existential horror of reality and the extent to which mythological constructs provide tragic action a measure for collective humanity by which meaning can be sought.

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