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: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191635804

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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'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, from it stems much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama, and fiction. For Aristotle, the art of representation conveys universal truths which we can appreciate more easily than the lessons of history or philosophy. In his short treatise Aristotle discusses the origins of poetry and its early development, the nature of tragedy and plot, and offers practical advice to playwrights. This new translation by Anthony Kenny is accompanied by associated material from Plato and a range of responses from more modern literary practitioners: Sir Philip Sidney, P. B. Shelley, and Dorothy L. Sayers. The book includes a wide-ranging introduction and notes, making this the most accessible and attractive modern edition. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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.

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.

Poetics

Some persons , who are very nice in their poetic taste , will none of wit ,
whatsoever the quality . By their account , wit is very superficial — abashed in
presence of its betters , so that , wherever found , we are assured there can be
nothing better ...

Author: Eneas Sweetland Dallas

Publisher:

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Category: Poetics

Page: 294

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This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

Aristotle s Poetics

George Whalley's English translation of the Poetics breathes new life into the study of Aristotle's aesthetics by allowing the English-speaking student to experience the dynamic quality characteristic of Aristotle's arguments in the ...

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773516120

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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George Whalley's English translation of the Poetics breathes new life into the study of Aristotle's aesthetics by allowing the English-speaking student to experience the dynamic quality characteristic of Aristotle's arguments in the original Greek.

Aristotle s Poetics C XXV

ANALYSIS OF POETICS , C. XXV . I. Aristotle begins by laying down certain
general propositions which lie at the basis of his treatment both of the objections
brought against poetry and the principles on which they are to be answered .

Author: Mitchell Carroll

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 66

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Introduction to a Poetics of Diversity

Creolization for me is not the creolism; it is, for example, generating a langage
that weaves together the poetics, maybe the conflicting poetics, of the Creole and
French languages. What do I call a poetics? The Creole storyteller uses ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 178962097X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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This book reproduces the texts of four lectures, followed by discussions, and two interviews with Lise Gauvin published in Introduction à une poétique du divers (1996); and also four further interviews from L'Imaginaire des langues (Lise Gauvin, 2010). It covers a wide range of topics but key recurring themes are creolization, language and langage, culture and identity, 'monolingualism', the 'Chaos-world' and the role of the writer. Migration and the various different kinds of migrants are also discussed, as is the difference between 'atavistic' and 'composite' communities, the art of translation, identity as a 'rhizome' rather than a single root, the Chaos-World and chaos theory, 'trace thought' as opposed to 'systematic thought', the relation between 'place' and the Whole-World, exoticism, utopias, a new definition of beauty as the realized quantity of differences, the status of literary genres and the possibility that literature as a whole will disappear. Four of the interviews (Chapters 6, 7, 8 and 9) relate to particular works that Glissant has published: Tout-monde, Le monde incrée, La Cohée du Lamentin, Une nouvelle région du monde. Many of these themes have been explored in his previous works, but here, because in all the chapters we see Glissant interacting with the questions and views of other people, they are presented in a particularly accessible form.

Bob Dylan s Poetics

Petrarch's fragmentation of her person powers his poetic fragmentation of the
great Dantean visionary poetic model. That fragmentation in turn celebrates the
poet's own power to sing of the love that he creates in song. The collection is
marked ...

Author: Timothy Hampton

Publisher: Zone Books

ISBN: 1942130155

Category: Music

Page: 288

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A close examination of Bob Dylan's songs that locates his transgressive style within a long history of modern (and modernist) art. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature recognized Bob Dylan as a major modern artist, elevating his work beyond the world of popular music. In this book, Timothy Hampton focuses on the details and nuances of Dylan's songs, showing how they work as artistic statements designed to create meaning and elicit emotion. With Bob Dylan's Poetics, Hampton offers a unique examination of both the poetics and politics of Dylan's compositions. He studies Dylan not as a pop hero, but as an artist, as a maker of songs. Focusing on the interplay of music and lyric, Hampton traces Dylan's innovative use of musical form, his complex manipulation of poetic diction, and his dialogues with other artists, from Woody Guthrie to Arthur Rimbaud. Moving from Dylan's earliest experiments with the blues through his mastery of rock and country to his densely allusive more recent recordings, Hampton offers a detailed account of Dylan's achievement. Locating Dylan in the long history of artistic modernism, he examines the relationships among form, genre, and the political and social themes that crisscross Dylan's work. With this book, Hampton offers both a nuanced engagement with the work of a major artist and a meditation on the contribution of song at times of political and social change.

The Poetics of Palliation

The final section of the chapter critiques therapeutic holism and explains why
palliative poetics offer a necessary corrective, using the work of Samuel Taylor
Coleridge to illustrate the heterogeneity of Romantic literary therapies. It also
surveys ...

Author: Brittany Pladek

Publisher: Romantic Reconfigurations Stud

ISBN: 1786942216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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Can literature heal? The Poetics of Palliation argues that our answers to this question have origins in the Romantic period. In the past twenty years, health humanists and scholars of literature and medicine have drawn on Romantic ideas to argue that literature cures by making sufferers whole again. But this model oversimplifies how Romantic writers thought literature addressed suffering. Poetics documents how writers like William Wordsworth and Mary Shelley explored palliative forms of literary medicine: therapies that stressed literature's manifold relationship to pain and its power to sustain, comfort, and challenge even when cure was not possible. The book charts how Romantic writers developed these palliative poetics in conversation with their medical milieu. British medical ethics was first codified during the Romantic period. Its major writers, John Gregory and Thomas Percival, endorsed a palliative mandate to compensate for doctors' limited curative powers. Similarly, Romantic writers sought palliative approaches when their work failed to achieve starker curative goals. The startling diversity of their results illustrates how palliation offers a more comprehensive metric for literary therapy than the curative traditions we have inherited from Romanticism.

Poetry with Reference to Aristotle s Poetics

Poetics 6 . 7 - 9 : “ All tragedy then must have six parts . . . : plot , character ,
sentiment , style , decoration , music . . . . Of these the most important is the
arrangement of incident ; for tragedy is a representation , not of persons , but of
action and ...

Author: John Henry Newman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 36

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Poetry with Reference to Aristotles s Poetics

Poetics 6 . 7 - 9 : “ All tragedy then must have six parts . . . : plot , character ,
sentiment , style , decoration , music . . . . Of these the most important is the
arrangement of incident ; for tragedy is a representation , not of persons , but of
action and ...

Author: John Henry Newman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 36

View: 395


Sanskrit Poetics As a Study of Aesthetic

It is a pity that this explanation of poetic expression and imagination was never
seriously noticed nor fully developed by orthodox writers, for it might have led
ultimately to a clear idea of the nature of poetic creation, an aspect of the
question ...

Author: S. K. De

Publisher:

ISBN: 0520364635

Category:

Page: 129

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1963.

A Handbook of Poetics

Hence Poetics must treat not only Metre , but also Style . Further , it is hardly
necessary to add , the metre and the style must be used in setting forth some
worthy Subject . Hence the three divisions of Poetics : SubjectMatter , Style ,
Metre .

Author: Francis Barton Gummere

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Poetics

Page: 250

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The Poetry and Poetics of Olga Sedakova

Poetics. of. Translation.. Maria Khotimsky The real danger in poetic translation is
the absence of courage. —Olga Sedakova, “The Art of Translation” Over the
course of her artistic career, Olga Sedakova has translated a remarkable range of
 ...

Author: Stephanie Sandler

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299320103

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 436

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Olga Sedakova stands out among contemporary Russian poets for the integrity, erudition, intellectual force, and moral courage of her writing. After years of flourishing quietly in the late Soviet underground, she has increasingly brought her considered voice into public debates to speak out for freedom of belief and for those who have been treated unjustly. This volume, the first collection of scholarly essays to treat her work in English, assesses her contributions as a poet and as a thinker, presenting far-reaching accounts of broad themes and patterns of thought across her writings as well as close readings of individual texts. Essayists from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Italy, and the United States show how Sedakova has contributed to ongoing aesthetic and cultural debates. Like Sedakova's own work, the volume affirms the capacity of words to convey meaning and to change our understanding of life itself. The volume also includes dozens of elegant new translations of Sedakova's poems.

A Handbook of Poetics for Students of English Verse

Hence Poetics must treat not only Metre , but also Style . Further , it is hardly
necessary to add , the metre and the style must be used in setting forth some
worthy Subject . Hence the three divisions of Poetics : SubjectMatter , Style ,
Metre .

Author: Francis Barton Gummere

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 250

View: 986


The Poetics of Aristotle

THE POETICS OF ARISTOTLE . PART I. GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE VIEW
OF POETRY AND ITS PRINCIPAL SPECIES . INTRODUCTION . My design is to
treat of Poetry in general , and of its several species ; to inquire what is the proper
 ...

Author: Aristotle

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literature

Page: 192

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Poetry with reference to Aristotle s poetics Introduction of rationalistic principles into revealed religion Fall of La Mennais Palmer s view of faith and unity Theology of St Ignatius Prospects of the Anglican Church The Anglo American Church Selina Countess of Huntingdon

POETRY WITH REFERENCE TO ARISTOTLE ' S POETICS . . . . . . . NOTE ON
ESSAY I . . . . . . II . THE INTRODUCTION OF RATIONALISTIC PRINI 27 . . 30
CIPLES INTO REVEALED RELIGION NOTE ON ESSAY II . . . . . . 100 III . THE
FALL OF ...

Author: John Henry Newman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Christianity

Page:

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Aristotle s Poetics

The core of the book is a fresh appraisal of Aristotle's view of tragic drama, in which Halliwell contends that at the heart of the Poetics lies a philosophical urge to instill a secularized understanding of Greek tragedy.

Author: Stephen Halliwell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226313948

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 369

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In this, the fullest, sustained interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics available in English, Stephen Halliwell demonstrates that the Poetics, despite its laconic brevity, is a coherent statement of a challenging theory of poetic art, and it hints towards a theory of mimetic art in general. Assessing this theory against the background of earlier Greek views on poetry and art, particularly Plato's, Halliwell goes further than any previous author in setting Aristotle's ideas in the wider context of his philosophical system. The core of the book is a fresh appraisal of Aristotle's view of tragic drama, in which Halliwell contends that at the heart of the Poetics lies a philosophical urge to instill a secularized understanding of Greek tragedy. "Essential reading not only for all serious students of the Poetics . . . but also for those—the great majority—who have prudently fought shy of it altogether."—B. R. Rees, Classical Review "A splendid work of scholarship and analysis . . . a brilliant interpretation."—Alexander Nehamas, Times Literary Supplement

A Poetics

In a wild variety of topics, polemic, and styles, Bernstein surveys the poetry scene and addresses hot issues of poststructuralist literary theory. What role should poetics play in contemporary culture?

Author: Charles Bernstein

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674678576

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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In a wild variety of topics, polemic, and styles, Bernstein surveys the poetry scene and addresses hot issues of poststructuralist literary theory. What role should poetics play in contemporary culture? Bernstein finds the answer in dissent, in both argument and form--a poetic language that resists being absorbed into the conventions of our culture.

Aristotle Poetics

The introductory chapters provide insights about the transmission of the text to the present day and especially the significance of the Syro-Arabic tradition.

Author: Aristoteles

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004217401

Category: Philosophy

Page: 536

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Annotation This 'editio maior' of Aristotle's 'Poetics', based on all the primary sources, is a major contribution to scholarship. The introductory chapters provide insights about the transmission of the text to the present day and especially the significance of the Syro-Arabic tradition.