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A companion to tragedy

A companion to tragedy

Author: Rebecca W Bushnell
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2005.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 32.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
A Companion to Tragedy is an essential resource for anyone interested in exploring the role of tragedy in Western history and culture. The Companion is based on the premise that the genre of tragedy is inseparable from history, insofar as it was born in the Greek city-state, and its life has been intertwined with the fate of dynasties, revolutions, and crises of social change. At the same time, this historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Companion to tragedy.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2005
(DLC) 2004018066
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca W Bushnell
ISBN: 1405141425 9781405141420 1405107359 9781405107358 9781405165013 1405165014 1280199644 9781280199646 9780470996393 0470996390
OCLC Number: 61166753
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 556 pages)
Contents: A Companion to Tragedy; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Tragic Thought; 1 Greek Tragedy and Ritual; 2 Tragedy and Dionysus; 3 Aristotle's Poetics: A Defense of Tragic Fiction; 4 The Greatness and Limits of Hegel's Theory of Tragedy; 5 Nietzsche and Tragedy; 6 Tragedy and Psychoanalysis: Freud and Lacan; 7 Tragedy and City; 8 Tragedy and Materialist Thought; 9 Tragedy and Feminism; 10 Tragedy and Myth; 11 Tragedy and Epic; 12 Tragedy in Performance; 13 The Tragic Choral Group: Dramatic Roles and Social Functions; 14 Women in Greek Tragedy.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 32.
Responsibility: edited by Rebecca Bushnell.
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Tells the story of the historical development of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity. This book considers interpretations of tragedy through religion, philosophy and history. It offers an  Read more...


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"Traverses a range of methodological approaches and historical contexts in an attempt to provide an overview of what is substantially a characteristically 'western' art form. Expertly edited Read more...

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