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Aristotle"s Poetics and English literature

Elder Olson

Aristotle"s Poetics and English literature

a collection of critical essays

by Elder Olson

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aristotle,
  • English literature -- History and criticism,
  • Criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    StatementElder Olson.
    SeriesGemini books; patterns of literary criticism
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxviii, 236 p. ;
    Number of Pages236
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23745096M

    In the Poetics, Aristotle is primarily concerned with analysis of two types of literary works, drama and considers that both genres function as types of imitation, or mimesis, by means of. The practical and formal concerns that occupy Aristotle in the Poetics need to be understood in relation to a larger concern with the psychological and social purpose of literature. Criticism, according to Aristotle, should not be simply the application of unexamined aesthetic principles, but should pay careful attention to the overall function.

    Basically Aristotle's poetics is his outline for how literature should look and what purpose each section, metaphor, sentence, word, and even letter should have. He sums up his ideas about this rather quickly unlike his modern day counterparts. The book is very easy to read, but some sections may need a /5(). CriticaLink | Aristotle: Poetics | Guide to Book I. Aristotle begins his discussion by establishing a general definition of poetry–a broad category including all forms of literary production and performance recognized in Aristotle's time–and by distinguishing among different genres of .

    Aristotle takes a scientific approach to poetry, which bears as many disadvantages as advantages. He studies poetry as he would a natural phenomenon, observing and analyzing first, and only afterward making tentative hypotheses and recommendations. The scientific approach works best at identifying. Aristotle (/ ˈ ær ɪ s t ɒ t əl /; Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs, pronounced [aristotélɛːs]; – BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath during the Classical period in Ancient by Plato, he was the founder of the Lyceum, the Peripatetic school of philosophy, and the Aristotelian tradition. His writings cover many subjects including physics, biology Era: Ancient philosophy.


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Aristotle's "Poetics" and English Literature: A Collection of Critical Essays Paperback – June 1, by Elder Olson (Editor)5/5(2). Introduction Note on the Texts and Translations Select Bibliography A Chronology of Aristotle Outline of the 'Poetics'--From Plato, Republic, Books 2, 3, and Aristotle, Poetics--From Sir Philip Sidney, An Apology for Poetry--From P.

Shelley, A Defence of Poetry--From D. Sayers, 'Aristotle on Detective Fiction' A Note on Metre /5. As the shortest book I've got on my literature student bookshelf, this Dover Thrift Edition Poetics is the cheapest, and most flimsy, but completely worthwhile book.

There's no introduction to the book, just a note about when it was written (circa BC) and about Aristotle himself, taking up less than a page/5(). Aristotle's Poetics and English literature; a collection of critical essays by Olson, Elder,ed.

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Scanned in China. Uploaded by AltheaB on Ma SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Buy Books and CD-ROMs: Help: Poetics By Aristotle Written B.C.E Translated by S. Butcher. Poetics has been divided into the following sections: Section 1 [44k] Section 2 [41k] Section 3 [44k] Download: A 80k text-only version is available for download.

Aristotle proposes to study poetry by analyzing its constitutive parts and then drawing general conclusions. The portion of the Poetics that survives discusses mainly tragedy and epic poetry.

We know that Aristotle also wrote a treatise on comedy that has been lost. He defines poetry as the mimetic, or imitative, use of language, rhythm, and harmony, separately or in combination. An introduction to the Aristotles Poetics and English literature book great work of literary criticism.

Aristotle was the first theorist of theatre – so his Poetics is the origin and basis of all subsequent theatre Poetics was written in the 4 th century BC, some time after BC.

The important thing is that when Aristotle’s writing his Poetics, Greek theatre was not in its heyday, but was already past its peak. Representing. Aristotle’s Critical Responses. Poetry is more Philosophical than History.

“Poetry is sometimes more philosophic and of graver importance than history (He means a mere chronicle of events here), since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars”.

Like many important documents in the history of philosophy and literary theory, Aristotle’s Poetics, composed around BCE, was most likely preserved in the form of students’ lecture brief text, through its various interpretations and applications from the Renaissance onward, has had a profound impact on Western aesthetic philosophy and artistic production.

The book was first published inand revised in a number of editions, the following decades, also after the death of Clark () by Henry Popkin in The most recent edition is from OCLC Number: Description: xxviii, pages ; 21 cm. Contents: A discourse on music, painting, and poetry () / James Harris --From A commentary on the poetic of Aristotle: notes to chapter XV () / Henry James Pye --On poetry considered as an imitative art () / Thomas Twining --From the introduction to his translations of the Rhetoric, poetic, and Nicomachean ethics ( In Aristotle: Rhetoric and poetics.

The Poetics is much better known than the Rhetoric, though only the first book of the former, a treatment of epic and tragic poetry, survives. The book aims, among other things, to answer Plato’s criticisms of representative art. Aristotle's Poetics is one of the most powerful, perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history.

A penetrating, near-contemporary account of Greek tragedy, it demonstrates how the elements of plot, character and spectacle combine to produce 'pity and fear' - and why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process. These books can take me from 2 to 10 hours to create.

I want to keep them free, but need some support to be able to do so. Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest-surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. In it, Aristotle. The Poetics of Aristotle by Aristotle. The Poetics of Aristotle ( BCE) is the earliest surviving treatise of dramatic theory and the first philosophy of literary theory from the West that influenced centuries of philosophers ever since.

Unfortunately, it is one of only thirty one surviving treatises by Aristotle of over two hundred he wrote; the rest were lost over the centuries. In his Poetics, Aristotle projected the theory of Catharsis as a reply to Plato’s objections to the tragedy.

Catharsis refers to the effect of the tragedy on the human heart. Catharsis means cleansing of the heart from the harder passions by arousing the feelings of fear and.

Title: Aristotle's Poetics Author: Aristotle, Edmund Spenser Bouchier Created Date: 9/10/ PM. Aristotle's Poetics a Translation and Commentary for Students of Literature.

Leon Aristotle, O. Golden & Hardison - - Prentice-Hall. Representation and Ideology in Jacobean Drama the Politics of the Coup de Thé'ds: Aristotle English literature Criticism.

About Poetics. Essential reading for all students of Greek theatre and literature, and equally stimulating for anyone interested in literature In the Poetics, his near-contemporary account of classical Greek tragedy, Aristotle examine the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, and asks why we derive pleasure from this.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Aristotle, BCE BCE: Translator: Butcher, S. (Samuel Henry), Uniform Title: Poetics. English Title: The Poetics of Aristotle Classical Languages and Literature: LoC Class: PN: Language and Literatures: Literature: General, Criticism, Collections: Subject: Poetry.

This volume is a collection of fifteen papers written by a team of international experts in the field of Hellenistic literature. In an attempt to reassess methods such as the detection of intertextual allusions or the general notion of neoteric poetics, the authors combine current critical trends (narratology, genre-theory, aesthetics, cultural studies) with a close reading of Hellenistic texts.5/5(1).Critical Essay Aristotle on Tragedy In the Poetics, Aristotle's famous study of Greek dramatic art, Aristotle ( B.C.) compares tragedy to such other metrical forms as comedy and determines that tragedy, like all poetry, is a kind of imitation (mimesis), but adds that it has a serious purpose and uses direct action rather than narrative to achieve its ends.Aristotle was maybe the first or most popular one, but looking at literature and normative poetics or poetological books, there is a bunch of them.

At least in german, I could recommend you some introductory anthologies that have lots of different poetic/poetological texts through history.