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Modern Tragedy : Encore Editions - Raymond Williams

Modern Tragedy

Encore Editions

Paperback

Published: 6th February 2006
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Modern Tragedy, first published in 1966, is a study of the ideas and ideologies which have influenced the production and analysis of tragedy. Williams sees tragedy both in terms of literary tradition and in relation to the tragedies of modern society, of revolution and disorder, and of individual experience.

Modern Tragedy is available only in this Broadview Encore Edition, now edited and with a critical introduction by Pamela McCallum.

"An impassioned, powerful book...splendid." -- The Guardian


"A serious, unorthodox book on a much vexed subject. ... Is tragedy an event in our lives, or a literary form, or a body of dogma? Williams' analysis here is especially fine." -- New Society

"An impassioned, powerful book...splendid." -- The Guardian


"A serious, unorthodox book on a much vexed subject. ... Is tragedy an event in our lives, or a literary form, or a body of dogma? Williams' analysis here is especially fine." -- New Society

"An impassioned, powerful book...splendid." -- The Guardian

Introduction : reading Modern tragedy in the twenty-first centuryp. 9
Tragic ideas
Tragedy and experiencep. 33
Tragedy and the traditionp. 37
Tragedy and contemporary ideasp. 69
Tragedy and revolutionp. 87
Continuityp. 109
Modern tragic literature
From hero to victim : the making of liberal tragedy, to Ibsen and Millerp. 113
Private tragedy : Strindberg, O'Neill, Tennessee Williamsp. 133
Social and personal tragedy : Tolstoy and Lawrencep. 149
Tragic deadlock and stalemate : Chekhov, Pirandello, Ionesco, Beckettp. 169
Tragic resignation and sacrifice : Eliot and Pasternakp. 189
Tragic despair and revolt : Camus and Sartrep. 209
A rejection of tragedy : Brechtp. 227
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ISBN: 9781551116341
ISBN-10: 1551116340
Series: Encore Editions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 6th February 2006
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2