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Poetics: Translated and with a Commentary - Aristotle, John Baxter, O. Atherton, George Whalley
Poetics: Translated and with a Commentary
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780773516113 (0773516115)
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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crstarlette
crstarlette rated it
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, ...
Reading Adler's List
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2.0 Poetics
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 ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
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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