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Aristotle's Poetics

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ISBN-10: 0715628585

ISBN-13: 9780715628584

Edition: 2nd 1998

Authors: Stephen Halliwell

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In this sustained interpretation Stephen Halliwell demonstrates that the Poetics, despite its laconic brevity, contains a coherent statement of mimetic art in general. He assesses this theory against the background of earlier Greek views on poetry and art, particularly Plato's; and he goes further than many previous authors in setting Aristotle's ideas in the wider context of his philosophical system. The core of the book is an appraisal of Aristotle's view of tragic drama, in which Professor Halliwell contends that at the heart of the Poetics lies a philosophical urge to work out a secularised understanding of Greek tragedy.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 3/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction to 1988 edition Abbreviations
The Setting of thePoetics
Aristotle's Aesthetics
Art and its Pleasure
Aristotle's Aesthetics
Craft, Nature and Unity in Art
Action and Character
Tragedy and the Emotions
Fallibility & Misfortune: The Securlarisation of the Tragic
The Chorus of Tragedy
Epic, Comedy and Other Genres
Influence & Status: theNachlebenof thePoetics
The Date of thePoetics
ThePoeticsand Plato
Drama in the Theatre: Aristotle on Spectacle (opsis)
Aristotle on Language (lexis)
Interpretations ofkatharsis