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Author: Aristotle; Malcolm Heath
Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1996.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Aristotle's Poetics is one of the most powerful, perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history." "A penetrating, near-contemporary account of Greek tragedy, it demonstrates how the elements of plot, character and spectacle combine to produce 'pity and fear' - and why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process. It introduces the crucial concepts of mimesis ('imitation'),  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Aristotle; Aristotle.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aristotle; Malcolm Heath
ISBN: 0140446362 9780140446364
OCLC Number: 36310586
Language Note: Translated from the ancient Greek.
Description: lxxiii, 61 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Human culture, poetry and the Poetics ; Imitation ; Aristotle's history of poetry ; The analysis of tragedy ; Plot : the basics ; Reversal and recognition ; The best kinds of tragic plot ; The pleasures of tragedy ; The other parts of tragedy ; Tragedy : miscellaneous aspects ; Epic ; Comedy ; Further reading ; Reference conventions --
Notes to the introduction --
Synopsis of the Poetics --
Poetics --
Notes to the translation.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Poetics.
Responsibility: Aristotle ; translated with an introduction and notes by Malcolm Heath.
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Suitable for all students of Greek theatre and literature, this book examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience,  Read more...


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