9780198187660

Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure?

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  • ISBN13:

    9780198187660

  • ISBN10:

    0198187661

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-05-24
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Why does tragedy give pleasure? Why do people who are neither wicked nor depraved enjoy watching plays about suffering and death? Is it because we see horrific matter controlled by majestic art? Or because tragedy actually reaches out to the dark side of human nature? Nuttall's wide-ranging, lively, and engaging book offers a new answer to this perennial question. Writers discussed include Aristotle, Shakespeare, Nietzsche, and Freud.

Table of Contents

Aristotle and After
Enter Freud
The Game of Death
King Lear
Index
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