"What is poetry, how many kinds of it are there, and what are their specific effects?" Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, it has shaped much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact... show more
"What is poetry, how many kinds of it are there, and what are their specific effects?" Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, it has shaped much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama, and fiction. This brief volum
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 103
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Literary Criticism
IntroductionNote on the Texts and TranslationsSelect BibliographyA Chronology of AristotleOutline of the 'Poetics'--From Plato, Republic, Books 2, 3, and 10--Aristotle, Poetics--From Sir Philip Sidney, An Apology for Poetry--From P. B. Shelley, A Defence of Poetry--From D. L. Sayers, 'Aristotle on D...
Demystifies great plays and epic poetry by breaking them down into their necessary parts and describing what works, what doesn't and why. For that, five stars, but there is one thing I can't let slide."Even a woman may be good, and also a slave; though the woman may be said to be an inferior being, ...
Even art cannot escape Aristotle’s categorical dissection. This analysis of tragedy and epic poetry (as well as extant fragments on comedy) slices the works of tragedians and separates them into their primary parts. Like an entomologist pulling apart the wings of a butterfly to see beauty. It is ...
Where to start? Honestly, Poetics is one of those books that makes you admire the author while you want to strangle him. This work is highly influential, and you can see its influence in Western Literature in authors such as Shakespeare, Byron, and Miller. It also makes classical literature easy ...
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