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The Resource Tragedy : a very short introduction, Adrian Poole

Tragedy : a very short introduction, Adrian Poole

Label
Tragedy : a very short introduction
Title
Tragedy
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Poole
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: To your local anchorperson, the word "tragedy" brings to mind an accidental fire at a low-income apartment block, the horrors of a natural disaster, or atrocities occurring in distant lands. To a classicist however, the word brings to mind the masterpieces of Sophocles, Shakespeare, and Racine; beautiful dramas featuring romanticized torment. What has tragedy been made to mean by dramatists, storytellers, philosophers, politicians, and journalists over the last two and a half millennia? Why do we still read, re-write, and stage these old plays? This lively and engaging work presents an entirely unique approach which shows the relevance of tragedy to today's world, and extends beyond drama and literature into visual art and everyday experience. Addressing questions about belief, blame, mourning, revenge, pain, and irony, noted scholar Adrian Poole demonstrates the age-old significance of our attempts to make sense of terrible suffering
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poole, Adrian
Dewey number
809/.9162
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1892
LC item number
.P66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tragedy
  • Tragic, The
Label
Tragedy : a very short introduction, Adrian Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- List of illustrations -- Introduction -- 1: Who needs it? -- 2: Once upon a time -- 3: Living dead -- 4: Who's to blame? -- 5: Big ideas -- 6: No laughing matter -- 7: Words, words, words -- 8: Timing -- 9: Endings -- References -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
61109315
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9780192802354
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005019580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780192802354 (alk. paper)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Tragedy : a very short introduction, Adrian Poole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- List of illustrations -- Introduction -- 1: Who needs it? -- 2: Once upon a time -- 3: Living dead -- 4: Who's to blame? -- 5: Big ideas -- 6: No laughing matter -- 7: Words, words, words -- 8: Timing -- 9: Endings -- References -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
61109315
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9780192802354
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005019580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780192802354 (alk. paper)
Other physical details
illustrations

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