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Published by Macmillan, Macmillan Co in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Poetry -- Early works to1800,
  • Aesthetics -- Early works to 1800

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited with critical notes and atranslation by S. H. Butcher.
ContributionsButcher, Samuel Henry, 1850-1910.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 111 p. ;
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19516258M

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Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, it has shaped much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama, and fiction/5(11). In "Poetics", which is a short book of around pages, Aristotle compares different forms of poems. He breaks them into three different categories, tragedy, epic, and comedy. Tragedy is a story with a concise time frame of typically 24 hours or less.4/5. Aristotle, depending upon the translation, can be quite the slog. This isn't something most would read for pleasure. I chose it over the Lawson-Tancred translation because it's a bit more of an accessible translation and it has plenty of introductory materials and over views to help students make sense of the prose/5(12). 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.

Title: Aristotle's Poetics Author: Aristotle, Edmund Spenser Bouchier Created Date: 9/10/ PM. 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. Poetics is the earliest known work of literary criticism. This copy was laid out in lecture note form. Aristotle gives his views on tragedy, the plot, the characters and the content, and then it is compared to epic poetry/5. The Poetics of Aristotle, by Aristotle The Project Gutenberg EBook of Poetics, by Aristotle This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

Of all the writings on theory and aesthetics—ancient, medieval, or modern—the most important is indisputably Aristotle’s Poetics, the first philosophical treatise to propound a theory of literature. In the Poetics, Aristotle writes that he will speak of comedy—but there is . Buy Books and CD-ROMs: Help: Poetics By Aristotle Written B.C.E Translated by S. H. 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. Incorporating the best modern work on the Poetics, Halliwell's translation is aimed at those who want a reliable version of Aristotle's ideas along with concise and stimulating guidance.A running commentary explains the structure and detail of Aristotle's argument, attempts to provoke further thought about the work's strengths and weaknesses, and offers suggestions on relating the Poetics . Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg; 61, free ebooks; 17 by Aristotle; The Poetics of Aristotle by Aristotle. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Aristotle, BCE BCE: Translator: Butcher, S. H. (Samuel Henry), Uniform Title: Poetics. English Title: The.