An Essay on the Tragic

An Essay on the Tragic

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This is a succinct and elegant argument for the specificity of a philosophy of tragedy, as opposed to a poetics of tragedy espoused by Aristotle.Not only does Othello destroy by wanting to preserve, but he also destroys no longer as a victim of lago, but as a victim of himself. The divine irony that stood opposite the tragic hero in antiquity is replaced in the Baroque by the irony of the anbsp;...


Title:An Essay on the Tragic
Author: Peter Szondi
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 2002
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