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Author Aristotle, author.

Title Poetics / Aristotle ; translated with an introduction and notes by Malcolm Heath.

Imprint London ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  808.2 ARI    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  808.2 A46P    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  808.2 ARISTOTLE    Check Shelf
Description lxxiii, 61 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages lxiv-lxvi).
Summary "Aristotle's Poetics is one of the most powerful, perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history." "A penetrating, near-contemporary account of Greek tragedy, it demonstrates how the elements of plot, character and spectacle combine to produce 'pity and fear' - and why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process. It introduces the crucial concepts of mimesis ('imitation'), hamartia ('error') and katharsis, which have informed serious thinking about drama ever since. It examines the mythological heroes, idealized yet true to life, whom Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides brought on to the stage. And it explains how the most effective plays rely on complication and resolution, recognitions and reversals." "Essential reading for all students of Greek literature and of the many Renaissance and post-Renaissance writers who consciously adopted Aristotle as a model, the Poetics is equally stimulating for anyone interested in theatre today."-- Provided by publisher.
Language Translated from the ancient Greek.
Contents Introduction. Human culture, poetry and the Poetics ; Imitation ; Aristotle's history of poetry ; The analysis of tragedy ; Plot : the basics ; Reversal and recognition ; The best kinds of tragic plot ; The pleasures of tragedy ; The other parts of tragedy ; Tragedy : miscellaneous aspects ; Epic ; Comedy ; Further reading ; Reference conventions -- Notes to the introduction -- Synopsis of the Poetics -- Poetics -- Notes to the translation.
Subject Poetry -- Early works to 1800.
Aesthetics -- Early works to 1800.
Aristotle, 384-322 B.C. Poetics.
Aristotle. Poetics.
Poetry -- Early works to 1800.
Aesthetics -- Early works to 1800.
Early works.
Aesthetics. (OCoLC)fst00798702
Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01067691
Aesthetics -- Early works to 1800.
Poetry -- Early works to 1800.
Genre/Form Early works. (OCoLC)fst01411636
Added Author Heath, Malcolm, translator.
Added Title Poetics. English
Other Form: Online version: Aristotle. Poetics. English. Poetics. London ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1996 (OCoLC)1262094095
ISBN 0140446362
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