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Poetics

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In one of the most perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history, third century B.C. Greek philosopher Aristotle examines the literature of his time, describing the origins of poetry as an imitative art and drawing attention to the distinctions between comedy and tragedy. Aristotle helped establish the foundations of Western philosophy, and his influence is evident in philosophical thought today.
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Among the most influential books in Western civilization, the "Poetics" is really a treatise on fine art. It offers seminal ideas on the nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more, including such concepts as catharsis, the tragic flaw, unities of time and place and other rules of drama.
Other works by the renowned classical scholar, translator, and literary critic Francis Fergusson include "The Idea of a Theater: A Study of Ten Plays," "Sallies of the Mind: Essays," "Trope and Allegory: Themes Common to Dante and Shakespeare," and "Dante's Drama of the Mind: A Modern Reading of the "Purgatorio.
Translator and scholar S. H. Butcher served as editor for the Dover Thift Edition of the "Poetics," as well as for the "Orationes, Volume 1" by Demosthenes. Butcher is also the author of "Aristotle's Theory of Poetry and Fine Art,"
Author
Aristotle, Dover Thrift Editions
Pages
64
Publisher
Dover Publications
Series
Dover Thrift Editions
Language
English
ISBN-10
048629577X
ISBN-13
9780486295770
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
808.2
Year
1997
Publication Date
1997-03-31
Imprint
Dover Publications Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Country of Publication
United States
Translated from
Greek
Birth
384
Death
322 B.C.
Affiliation
Chief, Division of Ophthalmology, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Pr
Residence
GR
Edition
New edition
Short Title
POETICS REV/E
Edition Description
Revised

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