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Poetics. Longinus: On the Sublime. Demetrius: On Style

Poetics. Longinus: On the Sublime. Demetrius: On Style by Demetrius Longinus - Hardcover - from Ria Christie Collections (SKU: ria9780674995635_rkm)
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Poetics. Longinus: On the Sublime. Demetrius: On Style

by Aristotle,Longinus,Demetrius

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Hardback. As New. In Poetics Aristotle (384-322 BCE) treats Greek tragedy and epic. The subject of On the Sublime, attributed to an (unidentifiable) Longinus and probably composed in the first century CE is greatness in writing. On Style, attributed to an (unidentifiable) Demetrius and perhaps composed in the second

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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.

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Title
Poetics. Longinus: On the Sublime. Demetrius: On Style
Author
Aristotle,Longinus,Demetrius
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Hardback
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Hardcover
ISBN 10
0674995635
ISBN 13
9780674995635
Publisher
Loeb Classical Library
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.s.a.
This edition first published
March 1996

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