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In this, the fullest, sustained interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics available in English, Stephen Halliwell demonstrates that the Poetics, despite its laconic brevity, is a coherent statement of a challenging theory of poetic art, and it hints towards a theory of mimetic art in general. Assessing this theory against the background of earlier Greek views on poetry and art, particularly Plato's, Halliwell goes further than any previous author in setting Aristotle's ideas in the wider context of his philosophical system.

The core of the book is a fresh appraisal of Aristotle's view of tragic drama, in which Halliwell contends that at the heart of the Poetics lies a philosophical urge to instill a secularized understanding of Greek tragedy.

"Essential reading not only for all serious students of the Poetics . . . but also for those—the great majority—who have prudently fought shy of it altogether."—B. R. Rees, Classical Review

"A splendid work of scholarship and analysis . . . a brilliant interpretation."—Alexander Nehamas, Times Literary Supplement

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Pivoting on the argument that at its heart lies a philosophical urge to work out a secularized understanding of Greek tragedy, Halliwell (Greek, U. of St. Andrews, Scotland) offers a sustained interpretation of the Poetics. He assumes no knowledge of Greek. The 1986 edition published by Gerald Duckworth and Company is here reprinted with a new introduction.
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Synopsis:

In this, the fullest, sustained interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics available in English, Stephen Halliwell demonstrates that the Poetics, despite its laconic brevity, is a coherent statement of a challenging theory of poetic art, and it hints towards a theory of mimetic art in general. Assessing this theory against the background of earlier Greek views on poetry and art, particularly Plato's, Halliwell goes further than any previous author in setting Aristotle's ideas in the wider context of his philosophical system.

The core of the book is a fresh appraisal of Aristotle's view of tragic drama, in which Halliwell contends that at the heart of the Poetics lies a philosophical urge to instill a secularized understanding of Greek tragedy.

"Essential reading not only for all serious students of the Poetics . . . but also for thosethe great majoritywho have prudently fought shy of it altogether."B. R. Rees, Classical Review

"A splendid work of scholarship and analysis . . . a brilliant interpretation."Alexander Nehamas, Times Literary Supplement

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-364) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction to 1988 edition

Abbreviations

I. The Setting of the Poetics

II. Aristotle's Aesthetics 1: Art and its Pleasure

III. Aristotle's Aesthetics 2: Craft, Nature and Unity in Art

IV. Mimesis

V. Action and Character

VI. Tragedy and the Emotions

VII. Fallibility & Misfortune: The Securlarisation of the Tragic

VIII. The Chorus of Tragedy

IX. Epic, Comedy and Other Genres

X. Influence & Status: the Nachleben of the Poetics

App. 1 The Date of the Poetics

App. 2 The Poetics and Plato

App. 3 Drama in the Theatre: Aristotle on Spectacle (opsis)

App. 4 Aristotle on Language (lexis)

App. 5 Interpretations of katharsis

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226313948
Editor:
Halliwell, Stephen
Author:
Halliwell, Stephen
Author:
Aristotle
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Aristotle
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Tragedy
Subject:
Aesthetics, Ancient.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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In this, the fullest, sustained interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics available in English, Stephen Halliwell demonstrates that the Poetics, despite its laconic brevity, is a coherent statement of a challenging theory of poetic art, and it hints towards a theory of mimetic art in general. Assessing this theory against the background of earlier Greek views on poetry and art, particularly Plato's, Halliwell goes further than any previous author in setting Aristotle's ideas in the wider context of his philosophical system.

The core of the book is a fresh appraisal of Aristotle's view of tragic drama, in which Halliwell contends that at the heart of the Poetics lies a philosophical urge to instill a secularized understanding of Greek tragedy.

"Essential reading not only for all serious students of the Poetics . . . but also for thosethe great majoritywho have prudently fought shy of it altogether."B. R. Rees, Classical Review

"A splendid work of scholarship and analysis . . . a brilliant interpretation."Alexander Nehamas, Times Literary Supplement

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