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Sweet Violence By Terry Eagleton

Sweet Violence by Terry Eagleton

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Summary

Providing a comprehensive study of tragedy, this book deals with both theory and practice. It explores the idea of the tragic in the novel, examining such writers as Melville, Hawthorne, Stendhal, Tolstoy, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Kafka, Manzoni, Goethe and Mann, as well as English novelists.

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Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic by Terry Eagleton

In this dazzling book, Terry Eagleton provides a comprehensive study of tragedy, all the way from Aeschylus to Edward Albee, dealing with both theory and practice, and moving between ideas of tragedy and analyses of particular works and authors. This amazing tour-de-force steps out beyond the stage to reflect not only on tragic art but also on real-life tragedy. It explores the idea of the tragic in the novel, examining such writers as Melville, Hawthorne, Stendhal, Tolstoy, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Kafka, Manzoni, Goethe and Mann, as well as English novelists.With his characteristic brilliance and inventiveness of mind, Eagleton weaves together literature, philosophy, ethics, theology, and political theory. In so doing he makes a major political - philosophical statement drawn from a startling range of Western thought, in the writings of Plato, St Paul, St Augustine, Descartes, Pascal, Spinoza, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Sartre and others. This book takes serious issue with the idea of 'the death of tragedy', and gives a comprehensive survey of definitions of tragedy itself, arguing a radical and controversial case.

Sweet Violence Reviews

"Terry Eagleton's titanic tryst with the Tragic muse crowns a career devoted to exploring the ideology of aesthetic and political form ... This is a brave and bracing book that bridges Eagleton's secular, socialist ideals with his metaphysical and theological aspirations: a remarkable comedic spirit hovers over this passionate reflection on the temper of tragedy." Homi K. Bhabha, Harvard University "Sweet Violence has all the characteristics that compel the reader, however tested and exasperated, to admire its author. It is long, discursive, packed with illustrations drawn from enormous reading in world literature, perverse and even, quite often, funny." New York Times "Eagleton has raised a banner for a terrifying but beautiful new seriousness in the arts, directly drawn from our contemporary world. It is an extraordinary achievement and ... an inspiration." The Guardian "The best book Terry Eagleton has yet written." English Studies

About Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton has recently been appointed to a chair at Manchester University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.Introduction.1. A Theory in Ruins.2. The Value of Agony.3. From Hegel to Beckett.4. Heroes.5. Freedom, Fate and Justice.6. Pity, Fear and Pleasure.7. Tragedy and the Novel.8. Tragedy and Modernity.9 Demons.10. Thomas Mann's Hedgehog. Notes. Index.

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GOR011002800
9780631233602
0631233601
Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic by Terry Eagleton
Used - Like New
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2002-08-22
348
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