Aristotle's theory of poetry and fine art / with a critical text and translation of The Poetics by S. H. Butcher Aristotle

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The British Journal of Aesthetics
Poetry -- Early works to 1800; Aristotle.; Aesthetics -- Early works to 1800
Academic; Adult
Among the most influential books in Western civilization, the Poetics is really a treatise on fine art. It offers seminal ideas on the nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music, and more, including such concepts as catharsis, the tragic flaw, unities of time and place and other rules of drama. This inexpensive edition enables readers to enjoy the critical insights of one humanity's greatest minds laying the foundations for thought about the arts.
Read associated articles: Alazon, Ancient Greek comedy, Bomolochus, Character (arts), Deus ex machina, Dithyramb, Eiron, Poetics (Aristotle), Tractatus coislinianus
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