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

Extraordinarily influential treatise on fine art contains seminal ideas on nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more. Catharsis, tragic flaw, unities of time and place, other concepts.

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110710

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

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Extraordinarily influential treatise on fine art contains seminal ideas on nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more. Catharsis, tragic flaw, unities of time and place, other concepts.

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

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.

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.


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.

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

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

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

View: 900

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

Author: Aristoteles

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674995635

Category:

Page: 533

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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

View: 483

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.

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: Bible as literature.

Page: 180

View: 715

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 that offers fundamental guidelines for the sensitive reading and understanding of biblical stories.


Poetics of Relation

A major work by this prominent Caribbean author and philosopher, available for the first time in English

Author: Édouard Glissant

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472066292

Category: History

Page: 226

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Édouard Glissant, long recognized in the French and francophone world as one of the greatest writers and thinkers of our times, is increasingly attracting attention from English-speaking readers. Born in Martinique in 1928, Glissant earned a doctorate from the Sorbonne. When he returned to his native land in the mid-sixties, his writing began to focus on the idea of a "relational poetics," which laid the groundwork for the "créolité" movement, fueled by the understanding that Caribbean culture and identity are the positive products of a complex and multiple set of local historical circumstances. Some of the metaphors of local identity Glissant favored--the hinterland (or lack of it), the maroon (or runaway slave), the creole language--proved lasting and influential. InPoetics of Relation, Glissant turns the concrete particulars of Caribbean reality into a complex, energetic vision of a world in transformation. He sees the Antilles as enduring suffering imposed by history, yet as a place whose unique interactions will one day produce an emerging global consensus. Arguing that the writer alone can tap the unconscious of a people and apprehend its multiform culture to provide forms of memory capable of transcending "nonhistory," Glissant defines his "poetics of relation"--both aesthetic and political--as a transformative mode of history, capable of enunciating and making concrete a French-Caribbean reality with a self-defined past and future. Glissant's notions of identity as constructed in relation and not in isolation are germane not only to discussions of Caribbean creolization but also to our understanding of U.S. multiculturalism. In Glissant's view, we come to see that relation in all its senses--telling, listening, connecting, and the parallel consciousness of self and surroundings--is the key to transforming mentalities and reshaping societies. This translation of Glissant's work preserves the resonating quality of his prose and makes the richness and ambiguities of his voice accessible to readers in English. "The most important theoretician from the Caribbean writing today. . . . He is central not only to the burgeoning field of Caribbean studies, but also to the newly flourishing literary scene in the French West Indies." --Judith Graves Miller, University of Wisconsin, Madison Édouard Glissant is Distinguished Professor of French at City University of New York, Graduate Center. Betsy Wing's recent translations include Lucie Aubrac'sOutwitting the Gestapo(with Konrad Bieber), Didier Eribon'sMichel Foucaultand Hélêne Cixous'sThe Book of Promethea.

The Poetics

In the tenth book of the Republic, when Plato has completed his final burning denunciation of Poetry, the false Siren who makes us feed the things we ought to starve and serve the things we ought to rule, he ends with a touch of compunction ...

Author: Ingram Aristotle

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500516253

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

View: 457

In the tenth book of the Republic, when Plato has completed his final burning denunciation of Poetry, the false Siren who makes us feed the things we ought to starve and serve the things we ought to rule, he ends with a touch of compunction: 'We will give her champions, not poets themselves but poet-lovers, an opportunity to make her defence in plain prose and show that she is not only sweet--as we well know--but also helpful to society and the life of man, and we will listen in a kindly spirit.

Aristophanes and the Poetics of Competition

This book uses that competitive performance context as an interpretive framework within which to understand the thematic interests shaping the plots and poetic quality of Aristophanes' plays in particular, and of Old Comedy in general.

Author: Zachary P. Biles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139494724

Category: History

Page:

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Athenian comic drama was written for performance at festivals honouring the god Dionysos. Through dramatic action and open discourse, poets sought to engage their rivals and impress the audience, all in an effort to obtain victory in the competitions. This book uses that competitive performance context as an interpretive framework within which to understand the thematic interests shaping the plots and poetic quality of Aristophanes' plays in particular, and of Old Comedy in general. Studying five individual plays from the Aristophanic corpus as well as fragments of other comic poets, it reveals the competitive poetics distinctive to each. It also traces thematic connections with other poetic traditions, especially epic, lyric, and tragedy, and thereby seeks to place competitive poetics within broader trends in Greek literature.

Essays on Aristotle s Poetics

This collection of essays locates Aristotle's analysis of tragedy in its larger philosophical context.

Author: Amélie Rorty

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691014982

Category: Philosophy

Page: 435

View: 860

This collection of essays locates Aristotle's analysis of tragedy in its larger philosophical context. Philosophers, classicists, and literary critics connect the Poetics to Taristoltle's psychology and history, ethics an politics. There are discussions of plot and the unity of action, character and fictional necessity, catharsis, pity and fear, and aesthetic pleasure.

The Poetics of Sensibility

The Poetics of Sensibility takes as its prime aim the neglected poetry, principally by women, which qualifies as either poetry of sensibility or poetry of sentiment.

Author: Jerome J. McGann

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198184782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

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The Poetics of Sensibility takes as its prime aim the neglected poetry, principally by women, which qualifies as either poetry of sensibility or poetry of sentiment.

Art of Darkness

Art of Darkness is an ambitious attempt to describe the principles governing Gothic literature.

Author: Anne Williams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226899060

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

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Art of Darkness is an ambitious attempt to describe the principles governing Gothic literature. Ranging across five centuries of fiction, drama, and verse—including tales as diverse as Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, Shelley's Frankenstein, Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and Freud's The Mysteries of Enlightenment—Anne Williams proposes three new premises: that Gothic is "poetic," not novelistic, in nature; that there are two parallel Gothic traditions, Male and Female; and that the Gothic and the Romantic represent a single literary tradition. Building on the psychoanalytic and feminist theory of Julia Kristeva, Williams argues that Gothic conventions such as the haunted castle and the family curse signify the fall of the patriarchal family; Gothic is therefore "poetic" in Kristeva's sense because it reveals those "others" most often identified with the female. Williams identifies distinct Male and Female Gothic traditions: In the Male plot, the protagonist faces a cruel, violent, and supernatural world, without hope of salvation. The Female plot, by contrast, asserts the power of the mind to comprehend a world which, though mysterious, is ultimately sensible. By showing how Coleridge and Keats used both Male and Female Gothic, Williams challenges accepted notions about gender and authorship among the Romantics. Lucidly and gracefully written, Art of Darkness alters our understanding of the Gothic tradition, of Romanticism, and of the relations between gender and genre in literary history.