Aristotle"s Poetics and English literature
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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


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

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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

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An introduction to the first 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 in , and 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 .