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Tragedy, Modernity and Mourning - Olga Taxidou

Tragedy, Modernity and Mourning

Hardcover

Published: 4th May 2004
For Ages: 22+ years old
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-- Liana Theodoratou, New York University

'Taxidou has written an exceptionally challenging and thought-provoking book. Her scope is extensive, questioning the very meaning of tragedy itself!T[axidou]'s exciting new readings provide an excellent basis for scholars to further exploit this interesting research area The most persuasive and far-reaching alternative approach to Greek tragedy that we have. -- Liana Theodoratou Much of what is so impressive in Taxidou's argument has to do with the ways in which, through a series of meticulously close readings of Athenian tragedy, she revises our understanding of these plays but also our understanding of the modernist project in all its contradictions. -- Eduardo Cadava The book's central arguments are for an understanding of Greek tragedy as a structure of performance linked to mourning and the feminine, and deeply shaped by tensions in the homosocial structure of Greek thought with its dependence on the repression of a 'monstrous' feminine!Taxidou engages deeply with psychoanalysis and brings a consistently challenging feminist perspective to philosophical debates. -- John Frow 'Taxidou has written an exceptionally challenging and thought-provoking book. Her scope is extensive, questioning the very meaning of tragedy itself!T[axidou]'s exciting new readings provide an excellent basis for scholars to further exploit this interesting research area The most persuasive and far-reaching alternative approach to Greek tragedy that we have. Much of what is so impressive in Taxidou's argument has to do with the ways in which, through a series of meticulously close readings of Athenian tragedy, she revises our understanding of these plays but also our understanding of the modernist project in all its contradictions. The book's central arguments are for an understanding of Greek tragedy as a structure of performance linked to mourning and the feminine, and deeply shaped by tensions in the homosocial structure of Greek thought with its dependence on the repression of a 'monstrous' feminine!Taxidou engages deeply with psychoanalysis and brings a consistently challenging feminist perspective to philosophical debates.

Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
The allure of Antigone or Antigone and the philosophersp. 18
Oedipus/anti-Oedipus : the philosopher, the actor and the patientp. 41
Trauerspiel, tragedy and epicp. 72
Euripides and Aristotle : friends in mourningp. 106
The heroism of Hercules and the beauty of Helenp. 133
Mourning and tragic formp. 159
Brecht - Beckett - Muller : modern tragedy and engagementp. 193
Indexp. 210
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ISBN: 9780748619870
ISBN-10: 0748619879
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 4th May 2004
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.48