Sweet Violence:The Idea of the Tragic

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Terry Eagleton's Tragedy provides a major critical andanalytical account of the concept of 'tragedy' from its origins inthe Ancient world right down to the twenty-first century.

  • A major new intellectual endeavour from one of the world'sfinest, and most controversial, cultural theorists.
  • Provides an analytical account of the concept of 'tragedy' fromits origins in the ancient world to the present day.
  • Explores the idea of the 'tragic' across all genres of writing, as well as in philosophy, politics, religion and psychology, andthroughout western culture.
  • Considers the psychological, religious and socio-politicalimplications and consequences of our fascination with thetragic.
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    September 27, 2002