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Author : Aristotle
Publisher : Penguin Classics
ISBN# : 0-140-44636-2
Pages : 61
Price :INR 658
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In his near-contemporary account of classical Greek tragedy, Aristotle examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process. Taking examples from the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, the Poetic introduced into literary criticism such central concepts as mimesis, hamartia and katharsis. Aristotle explains how the most effective tragedies rely on complication and resolution, recognition and reversals while centring on characters of heroic stature, idealized yet true of life. One of the most powerful, perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history, the Poetic has informed serious thinking about drama ever since.
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