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Tragedy and Theory The Problem of Conflict since Aristotle

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ISBN-10: 1400859387

ISBN-13: 9781400859382

Edition: 1988

Authors: Michelle Zerba

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Michelle Gellrich engages current debates about the relationship between literature and theory by analyzing responses of theorists in the Western tradition to tragic conflict. Isolating the centrality of conflict in twentieth-century definitions of tragedy, Professor Gellrich discusses the efforts of modern critics to locate in Aristotle's Poetics the origins of this focus on agon. Through a study of ethical and political ideas formative of the Poetics, she demonstrates why Aristotle and his Renaissance and Neoclassical beneficiaries exclude conflict from their accounts of tragedy. The agonistic element, the book argues, first emerges in dramatic criticism in nineteenth-century Romantic…    
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List price: $206.25
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/14/2014
Pages: 314
Language: English