An Essay on the Tragic

An Essay on the Tragic

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This is a succinct and elegant argument for the specificity of a philosophy of tragedy, as opposed to a poetics of tragedy espoused by Aristotle.In this essay, Goethe traces the tragic elements back to the aquot;disparity between a#39; oughta#39; and a#39;desirea#39; that everyone possesses. ... For Goethe, two things are essential: The tragic conflict should not solely take place between the tragic hero and theanbsp;...

Title:An Essay on the Tragic
Author:Peter Szondi
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 2002


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