Poetics

"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.

Author: Aristotle,

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199608369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 103

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A founding text of European aestheticism and literary criticism, Poetics underpins our moden understanding of imaginative writing. Anthony Kenny's new translation is accompanied by associated material from Plato, Sir Philip Sidney, P. B. Shelley, and Dorothy L. Sayers and a wide-ranging introduction.

Poetics

Aristotle explains how the most effective tragedies rely on complication and resolution, recognition and reversals, centring on characters of heroic stature, idealized yet true to life.

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101160497

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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‘The plot is the source and the soul of tragedy’ In his near-contemporary account of 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 Poetics introduces into literary criticism such central concepts as mimesis (‘imitation’), hamartia (‘error’), and katharsis (‘purification’). Aristotle explains how the most effective tragedies rely on complication and resolution, recognition and reversals, centring on characters of heroic stature, idealized yet true to life. One of the most powerful, perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history, the Poetics has informed serious thinking about drama ever since. Malcolm Heath’s lucid English translation makes the Poetics fully accessible to the modern reader. It is accompanied by an extended introduction, which discusses the key concepts in detail and includes suggestions for further reading.

A Poetics of Composition

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE Boris Uspensky published A Poetics of Composition in 1970 as the first volume in a series entitled " Semiotic Studies in the Theory of Art . " The announced aim of the series was to acquaint the reader with research ...

Author: Boris Andreevich Uspenskiĭ

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520023093

Category: Arts

Page: 181

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Aristotle Poetics

Two other unique features are Janko's translations with notes of both the Tractatus Coislinianus, which is argued to be a summary of the lost second book of the Poetics, and fragments of Aristotle's dialogue On Poets, including recently ...

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872200333

Category: Philosophy

Page: 261

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Richard Janko's acclaimed translation of Aristotle's Poetics is accompanied by the most comprehensive commentary available in English that does not presume knowledge of the original Greek. Two other unique features are Janko's translations with notes of both the Tractatus Coislinianus, which is argued to be a summary of the lost second book of the Poetics, and fragments of Aristotle's dialogue On Poets, including recently discovered texts about catharsis, which appear in English for the first time.

Aristotle s Poetics

The text of Aristotle's classic study of the drama is accompanied by an analysis of its contents and an introductory essay

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0809005271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

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The text of Aristotle's classic study of the drama is accompanied by an analysis of its contents and an introductory essay

The Poetics of Aristotle and the Tractatus Coislinianus

1923 COOPER , L. , The Poetics of Aristotle : Its Meaning and Influence ( Our Debt to Greece and Rome 6 , Boston 1923 ) . Reviews in Cj 19 ( 1923-1924 ) 584-85 ( Scoggin ) ; CW 17 ( 1923-1924 ) 186-89 ( Smith ) ; JHS 44 ( 1924 ) 301-02 ...

Author: Omert J. Schrier

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004111325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

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This bibliography registers all editions, translations and studies bearing on Aristotle's "Poetics" and the "Tractatus Coislinianus," a treatise partly based on "Poetics II." Among the indices, those on passages and subjects should be particularly useful. Most Greek has been transliterated.

Problems of Dostoevsky s Poetics

This book is not only a major twentieth-century contribution to Dostoevsky’s studies, but also one of the most important theories of the novel produced in our century.

Author: Mikhail Bakhtin

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452900124

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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This book is not only a major twentieth-century contribution to Dostoevsky’s studies, but also one of the most important theories of the novel produced in our century. As a modern reinterpretation of poetics, it bears comparison with Aristotle.

Comparative Poetics

Earl Miner demonstrates that these definitions and inferences from them constitute useful bases for comparative poetics. This work is a scholarly effort to bridge the cultural gap in literary studies between East and West.

Author: Earl Roy Miner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691014906

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 259

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"Comparative literature," Earl Miner writes, "clearly involves something more than comparing two great German poets, and something different from a Chinese studying French literature or a Russian studying Italian literature." But what would a true intercultural poetics be? This work proposes various ways to "study something other than what are, all things considered, the short and simple annals of one cultural parish at one historic moment." The first developed account of theories of literature from an intercultural standpoint, the book shows that an "originative" or "foundational" poetics develops in cultures with explicit poetics when critics define the nature and conditions of literature in terms of the then most esteemed genredrama, lyric, or narrative. Earl Miner demonstrates that these definitions and inferences from them constitute useful bases for comparative poetics.

Time for Educational Poetics

202) WHAT IS EDUCATIONAL POETICS? Educational poetics is a concept and an experience that should be discussed in the context of today's philosophy of education, pedagogy and educational research. Conceptually, educational poetics is not ...

Author: Xicoténcatl Martínez Ruiz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004398066

Category: Education

Page: 114

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Time for Educational Poetics address a discussion of today’s philosophy of education and educational research: educational poetics is not limited to a theoretical construction, but rather focuses on creative, imaginative and poetic experience, to being recreated in the teaching-learning process.

Poetics

POETICS Chapter 1 About the poeticartitselfand the forms ofit, what specific capacity each has, and how one ought to put together stories4 if the making of them is going to hold together beautifully, and also how many and what sort of ...

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585104612

Category: Philosophy

Page: 84

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A complete translation of Aristotle's classic that is both faithful and readable, along with an introduction that provides the modern reader with a means of understanding this seminal work and its impact on our culture. In this volume, Joe Sachs (translator of Aristotle's Physics, Metaphysics, and the Nicomachean Ethics )also supplements his excellent translation with well-chosen notes and glossary of important terms. Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle’s immediate audience.

Poetics and Interpretation of Biblical Narrative

If we know how texts mean, we are in a better position to discover what a particular text means. This is a book which offers fundamental guidelines for the sensitive reading and understanding of biblical stories. - Back cover.

Author: Adele Berlin

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 9781575060026

Category: History

Page: 180

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Poetics, the "science" of literature, makes us aware of how texts achieve their meaning. Poetics aids interpretation. If we know how texts mean, we are in a better position to discover what a particular text means. This is a book which offers fundamental guidelines for the sensitive reading and understanding of biblical stories. - Back cover.

The Poetics of Space

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author: Gaston Bachelard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170431

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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A beloved multidisciplinary treatise comes to Penguin Classics Since its initial publication in 1958, The Poetics of Space has been a muse to philosophers, architects, writers, psychologists, critics, and readers alike. The rare work of irresistibly inviting philosophy, Bachelard’s seminal work brims with quiet revelations and stirring, mysterious imagery. This lyrical journey takes as its premise the emergence of the poetic image and finds an ideal metaphor in the intimate spaces of our homes. Guiding us through a stream of meditations on poetry, art, and the blooming of consciousness itself, Bachelard examines the domestic places that shape and hold our dreams and memories. Houses and rooms; cellars and attics; drawers, chests, and wardrobes; nests and shells; nooks and corners: No space is too vast or too small to be filled by our thoughts and our reveries. In Bachelard’s enchanting spaces, “We are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost.” This new edition features a foreword by Mark Z. Danielewski, whose bestselling novel House of Leaves drew inspiration from Bachelard’s writings, and an introduction by internationally renowned philosopher Richard Kearney who explains the book’s enduring importance and its role within Bachelard’s remarkable career. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Poetics

It is the world's first critical book about the laws of literature.

Author: S. H. Butcher

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425014763

Category: Philosophy

Page: 108

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It is the world's first critical book about the laws of literature. Though it is twenty-four centuries old, but its narration, unity of plot, reversal of the situation and character still apply to our modern literary forms although these were written in the context of ancient Greek tragedy, comedy and epic poetry. The narration is short but leaves no queries unexplained.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

Rev. ed. of: The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics / Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan, co-editors; Frank J. Warnke, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Earl Miner, associate editors. 1993.

Author: Roland Greene

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691154910

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1639

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Rev. ed. of: The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics / Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan, co-editors; Frank J. Warnke, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Earl Miner, associate editors. 1993.

Indian Poetics

Poetics ( Alankāraśāstra ) and dramaturgy ( Nātyaśāstra ) arose in different traditions . It is easy to guess the reason for this . Drama is a composite art . The poetic element has no absolutely independent place in it .

Author: T. Nanjundaiya Sreekantaiya

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN: 9788126008070

Category: Indic poetry

Page: 402

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Renegade Poetics

Muse & Drudge is a poetic ex- ploration ofthe proposition that Farah Griffin makes in a public conversation with Mullen, with which Mullen expresses her agreement: “to be black is to be innovative” (“Conversation”).9 The blues is ...

Author: Evie Shockley

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609380584

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Beginning with a deceptively simple question—What do we mean when we designate behaviors, values, or forms of expression as “black”?—Evie Shockley’s Renegade Poetics separates what we think we know about black aesthetics from the more complex and nuanced possibilities the concept has long encompassed. The study reminds us, first, that even among the radicalized young poets and theorists who associated themselves with the Black Arts Movement that began in the mid-1960s, the contours of black aesthetics were deeply contested and, second, that debates about the relationship between aesthetics and politics for African American artists continue into the twenty-first century. Shockley argues that a rigid notion of black aesthetics commonly circulates that is little more than a caricature of the concept. She sees the Black Aesthetic as influencing not only African American poets and their poetic production, but also, through its shaping of criteria and values, the reception of their work. Taking as its starting point the young BAM artists’ and activists’ insistence upon the interconnectedness of culture and politics, this study delineates how African American poets—in particular, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sonia Sanchez, Harryette Mullen, Anne Spencer, Ed Roberson, and Will Alexander—generate formally innovative responses to their various historical and cultural contexts. Out of her readings, Shockley eloquently builds a case for redefining black aesthetics descriptively, to account for nearly a century of efforts by African American poets and critics to name and tackle issues of racial identity and self-determination. In the process, she resituates innovative poetry that has been dismissed, marginalized, or misread because its experiments were not “recognizably black”—or, in relation to the avant-garde tradition, because they were.

Music and the Poetics of Production in the Bolivian Andes

Music , poetics and production Musical knowledge , discourse and practices in Kalankira are not neatly separated from other spheres , but are deeply integrated into more general ideas about ' production ' . Yet scholarly approaches to ...

Author: Henry Stobart

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754604891

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Music and the Poetics of Production in the Bolivian Andes is a musical ethnography of a Quechua speaking community of northern Potosí, in the Bolivian Andes. Through rich and evocative ethnography, the book delves into the powerful meanings ascribed to sound; charts unfamiliar aesthetic territories; suggests how modernity can contribute to indigeneity; and reveals remarkable musical perspectives on llama husbandry and potato cultivation. As we follow the lives, shifting fortunes and musical year of this, in many ways, fragile community, a seasonally shifting array of musical instruments, genres, dances and tunings are introduced. The book is accompanied by an audio CD, photographs, musical transcriptions and explanatory diagrams.

Humanist and Scholastic Poetics 1250 1500

The three main points of Politian's poetics — the divine origins of poetry together with its civilizing influence , the musical essence of poetry , and the notion of poetical frenzy — are , however , Neoplatonic conceptions .

Author: Concetta Carestia Greenfield

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838719916

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 337

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After two introductory chapters on the humanist and scholastic Aristotelian traditions, the author devotes thirteen chapters to the positions taken by various influential participants in the debates on Humanism versus Scholasticism. Included in this close analysis are: Petrarch, Boccaccio, Salutati, Politian, and others.

Singularity and Transnational Poetics

How can the 'me' find its meaning not in the 'other' but in 'us' (the singular plural)? This chapter demonstrates how Robert Frost's poetics develops an aesthetic imaginary that problematizes the 'us' in the sense of understanding ...

Author: Birgit Mara Kaiser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317681983

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Over the past decade ‘singularity’ has been a prominent term in a broad range of fields, ranging from philosophy to literary and cultural studies to science and technology studies. This volume intervenes in this broad discussion of singularity and its various implications, proposing to explore the term for its specific potential in the study of literature. Singularity and Transnational Poetics brings together scholars working in the fields of literary and cultural studies, translation studies, and transnational literatures. The volume’s central concern is to explore singularity as a conceptual tool for the comparative study of contemporary literatures beyond national frameworks, and by implication, as a tool to analyze human existence. Contributors explore how singularity might move our conceptions of cultural identity from prevailing frameworks of self/other toward the premises of being as ‘singular plural’. Through a close reading of transnational literatures from Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, France, and South Africa, this collection offers a new approach to reading literature that will challenge a reader’s established notions of identity, individuality, communicability, and social cohesion.

Sidney s Poetics

In my attempt to follow Sidney's language back to sources that influence, en- able, or adumbrate his poetic theory ... his theory can be felt, I have ventured into re- gions of intellectual history far removed from Elizabethan poetics.

Author: Michael Mack

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813213886

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Sidney's Poetics is essential reading not only for students and scholars of Renaissance literature and literary theory but also for all who want to understand how human beings write and read creatively.