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The Redemption of Tragedy: The Literary Vision of Simone Weil (Suny Series, Simone Weil Studies)

Brueck, Katherine T.

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ISBN 10: 0791422828 / ISBN 13: 9780791422823
Published by State University of New York Press, 1994
Used Condition: Used: Acceptable Soft cover
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Title: The Redemption of Tragedy: The Literary ...

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Acceptable

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Simone Weil's supernaturalist interpretations of tragedy challenge not only the philosophical skepticism but also the religious rationalism characteristic of the modern age. This book boldly points out a supernaturalist alternative to contemporary, post-structuralist literary theory. This study of classical tragic drama offers a sacralizing impetus to secular discussions of literature. The book's Platonic premises and its grounding in the transcendental outlook of the religious traditions furnish a sacred illumination. Religious mystery and the cross of Christ both overshadow and deepen philosophical approaches to literary criticism, including theories of tragedy. Simone Weil's conception of tragic art, rooted in a mystical Christian metaphysics, offers original insight into the nature of tragedy. In contradiction of the prevailing secular outlook, Weil regards classical tragedy as a sacred art form. Tragic masterpieces evoke not the chaotic or irrational, as modernist interpreters hold, but rather a good which is absolute.

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This book boldly points our a supernaturalist alternative to contemporary, post-structuralist literary theory. This study of classical tragic drama offers a sacralizing impetus to secular discussions of literature.

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