Making Sense of Aristotle Essays in Poetics

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-12-13
  • Publisher: Bristol Classical Pr
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What is the importance of poetry? Why do we enjoy the experience of tragic distress? Does Roman tragedy reflect Aristotelian poetics? In what ways can Aristotle's "Poetics" be read and interpreted? To what kind of use can it be put? Such are the questions discussed in this collection of essays, which examines one of the most seminal as well as cryptic texts of Western criticism - a text that still triggers essential deliberations about literature and the ways in which we relate to it.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Making Sense of Aristotle's Poeticsp. 1
Aristotle and the Pleasures of Tragedyp. 7
Dramatic and Epic Time: 'Magnitude' and 'Length' in Aristotle's Poeticsp. 25
Aristotle on Comedy, Aristophanes and Some New Evidence from Herculaneump. 51
Mimesis in Aristotle's Ethicsp. 73
Aristotelian Mimesis and Human Understandingp. 87
Roman Tragedy and the Teaching of Aristotle's Poeticsp. 109
On the Rise of Gene-specific Poetics in the Sixteenth Centuryp. 127
Poetic Marvels: Aristotelian Wonder in Renaissance Poetics and Poetryp. 145
Aristotle, Rapin, Brechtp. 173
The Afterlife of the Poeticsp. 197
Select Bibliographyp. 215
Index Locorump. 219
General Indexp. 225
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