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Tragedy : A Very Short Introduction :  A Very Short Introduction - Adrian Poole

Tragedy : A Very Short Introduction

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: August 2005
ISBN: 9780192802354
Number Of Pages: 160

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To your local anchorperson, the word "tragedy" brings to mind an accidental fire at a low-income apartment block, the horrors of a natural disaster, or atrocities occurring in distant lands. To a classicist however, the word brings to mind the masterpieces of Sophocles, Shakespeare, and Racine; beautiful dramas featuring romanticized torment. What has tragedy been made to mean by dramatists, storytellers, philosophers, politicians, and journalists over the last two and a half millennia? Why do we still read, re-write, and stage these old plays? This lively and engaging work presents an entirely unique approach which shows the relevance of tragedy to today's world, and extends beyond drama and literature into visual art and everyday experience. Addressing questions about belief, blame, mourning, revenge, pain, and irony, noted scholar Adrian Poole demonstrates the age-old significance of our attempts to make sense of terrible suffering.

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`'Oxford's always stimulating Very Short Introductions series.'' Independent on Sunday

1: Who needs it? 2: Once upon a time 3: The living dead 4: Who's to blame? 5: Big ideas 6: No laughing matter 7: Words, words, words 8: Good timing 9: Pain and gain

ISBN: 9780192802354
ISBN-10: 0192802356
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: August 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 11.2  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.14

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