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Poetics (Dover Thrift Editions)

Poetics (Dover Thrift Editions)
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Description: Among the most influential books in Western civilization, Aristotle's Poetics is really a treatise on fine art. In it are mentioned not only epic and dithyrambic poetry, but tragedy, comedy, and flute and lyre playing. Aristotle's conception of tragedy, i.e. the depiction of a heroic action that arouses pity and fear in the spectators and brings about a catharsis of those emotions, has helped perpetuate the Greek ideal of drama to the present day. Similarly, his dictums concerning unity of time and place, the necessity for a play to have a beginning, middle, and end, the idea of the tragic flaw and other concepts have had enormo ... (more)
Manufacturer: Dover Publications
Release date: 12 March 1997
ISBN-10 : 048629577X | ISBN-13: 9780486295770
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