Sweet Violence The Idea of the Tragic

ISBN-10: 0631233601

ISBN-13: 9780631233602

Edition: 2002

Authors: Terry Eagleton
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Description: 'Sweet Violence' explores the idea of the tragic across all genres of writing from theatrical tragedy through the novel, in philosophy, politics, religion and psychology and throughout western culture.

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Terry Eagleton received a Ph.D from Cambridge University. He is a literary critic and a writer. He has written about 50 books including Shakespeare and Society, Criticism and Ideology, The Ideology of the Aesthetic, Literary Theory, The Illusions of Postmodernism, Why Marx Was Right, The Event of Literature, and Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of America. He wrote a novel entitled Saints and Scholars, several plays including Saint Oscar, and a memoir entitled The Gatekeeper. He is also the chair in English literature in Lancaster University's department of English and creative writing.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
A Theory in Ruins
The Value of Agony
From Hegel to Beckett
Heroes
Freedom, Fate and Justice
Pity, Fear and Pleasure
Tragedy and the Novel
Tragedy and Modernity
Demons
Thomas Mann's Hedgehog
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