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The tragedy of origins : Pierre Corneille and historical perspective

Author: John D Lyons
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Studying the relationship between tragedy and history in early modern France, this book focuses on the work of Pierre Corneille, who was more insistent on the importance of this relationship than any of the other playwrights of the period. The writing of a tragedy takes place within a social context that deeply influences what constitutes "history," "tragedy," "authority," and "poetics." Yet such concepts are also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille; Pierre Corneille
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John D Lyons
ISBN: 0804726167 9780804726160
OCLC Number: 33078964
Description: xv, 236 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Horace and historical doubleness --
Cinna and the historical logic of empire --
Polyeucte: breaking old idols --
Sertorius's white hind --
Attila, roi des Huns: origin and the outside.
Responsibility: John D. Lyons.
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Studying the relationship between tragedy and history in early modern France, this book focuses on the work of Pierre Corneille. It studies of five Cornelian tragedies and reflects on the tragic  Read more...

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