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Publisher Comments:

Aristotle's doctrines are basic to every critical discussion of Greek tragedy and of other literary forms. Although the Poetics has often been denounced or rejected, such rejection is usually the result of a misunderstanding of what Aristotle says. And that is where Hutton's work is uniquely important.

Commentators have long recognized the need to view the Poetics in the context of its creation and it re-emergence in the Renaissance. Few, if any, however, have had the necessary combination of talents that James Hutton possessed as an accomplished Hellenist with a particularly strong background in Greek philosophy, a graceful stylist in English, and a leading authority on the Renaissance humanists.

To supplement his translation, Hutton has provided full explanatory and glossarial notes. In his introduction he discusses the work in terms of Aristotelian thought and its Platonic roots, thereby correcting the dogmatism that often attends study of the Poetics. The introduction also fully outlines the work's historical influence.

Synopsis:

Here is a new translation, remarkable for its accuracy and refreshing clarity of exposition, of the first major work of literary criticism. Aristotle's doctrines are basic to every critical discussion of Greek tragedy and of other literary forms.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393952162
Translator:
Hutton, James
Author:
Kirkwood, Grodon M.
Translator:
Hutton, James
Editor:
Hutton, James
Author:
Hutton, James
Author:
Aristotle
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Play/Scriptwriting
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Aesthetics -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Poetry -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Norton Critical Editions
Series Volume:
282
Publication Date:
19820531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.22x5.34x.47 in. .39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Here is a new translation, remarkable for its accuracy and refreshing clarity of exposition, of the first major work of literary criticism. Aristotle's doctrines are basic to every critical discussion of Greek tragedy and of other literary forms.
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