Poetics is a work by Greek Philosopher Aristotle that aims to give an account of what he refers to as poetry. Poetry in this case is made up of the lyric, the epos and the drama. Aristotle works to explain the first principles of poetry by discerning its different genres and elements. A large portion of this classic work is Aristotle's analysis of tragedy. Poetics is highly recommended for those who enjoy the writings of Aristotle and also fo those interested in the historic analysis of poetry.
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Other works by the renowned classical scholar, translator, and literary critic Francis Fergusson include "The Idea of a Theater: A Study of Ten Plays," "Sallies of the Mind: Essays," "Trope and Allegory: Themes Common to Dante and Shakespeare," and "Dante's Drama of the Mind: A Modern Reading of the "Purgatorio.
Translator and scholar S. H. Butcher served as editor for the Dover Thift Edition of the "Poetics," as well as for the "Orationes, Volume 1" by Demosthenes. Butcher is also the author of "Aristotle's Theory of Poetry and Fine Art,"
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Book Description FQ Classics, 2007. Book Condition: New. Ships from the UK. BRAND NEW. Bookseller Inventory # GRP67966116