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The Resource Tragic pleasures : Aristotle on plot and emotion, Elizabeth S. Belfiore

Tragic pleasures : Aristotle on plot and emotion, Elizabeth S. Belfiore

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Tragic pleasures : Aristotle on plot and emotion
Title
Tragic pleasures
Title remainder
Aristotle on plot and emotion
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth S. Belfiore
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elizabeth Belfiore offers a striking new interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics by situating the work within the Aristotelian corpus and in the context of Greek culture in general. In Aristotle's Rhetoric, the Politics, and the ethical, psychological, logical, physical, and biological works, Belfiore finds extremely important but largely neglected sources for understanding the elliptical statements in the Poetics. The author argues that these Aristotelian texts, and those of other ancient writers, call into question the traditional view that katharsis in the Poetics is a homeopathic process--one in which pity and fear affect emotions like themselves. She maintains, instead, that Aristotle considered katharsis to be an allopathic process in which pity and fear purge the soul of shameless, antisocial, and aggressive emotions. While exploring katharsis, Tragic Pleasures analyzes the closely related question of how the Poetics treats the issue of plot structure. In fact, Belfiore's wide-ranging work eventually discusses every central concept in the Poetics, including imitation, pity and fear, necessity and probability, character, and kinship relations. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Belfiore, Elizabeth S.
Dewey number
808.2
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PN1899.G74
LC item number
B45 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • Tragedy
  • Poetics
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • AristÓteles
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • Aesthetics
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Poetics
  • Tragedy
  • Poetica (Aristoteles)
  • Emoties
  • Tragedies
  • Intriges
  • Aristotelismo
  • Tragédia (literatura)
  • Poesia
  • Poesia (estudo)
Label
Tragic pleasures : Aristotle on plot and emotion, Elizabeth S. Belfiore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-380) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART IV. KATHARSIS
  • Glossary
  • Aristotelian Texts Used
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Passages Cited
  • General Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • PART I. THE GREEK BACKGROUND
  • PART II. PLOT: THE SOUL OF TRAGEDY
  • PART III. PITY AND FEAR
Control code
889252666
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (429 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400862573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400862573
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt734wrd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252666
Label
Tragic pleasures : Aristotle on plot and emotion, Elizabeth S. Belfiore
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-380) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART IV. KATHARSIS
  • Glossary
  • Aristotelian Texts Used
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Passages Cited
  • General Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • PART I. THE GREEK BACKGROUND
  • PART II. PLOT: THE SOUL OF TRAGEDY
  • PART III. PITY AND FEAR
Control code
889252666
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (429 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400862573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400862573
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt734wrd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252666

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