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The Poetics of Aristotle

By: Aristotle
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"The Poetics of Aristotle" by Aristotle, an ancient Greek philosopher, is a seminal work in the realm of literary theory and aesthetics. Written around 335 BCE, this treatise offers profound insights into the nature and principles of poetry and drama. Aristotle explores the concept of mimesis, asserting that art imitates life. He delves into the cathartic effect of tragedy, suggesting that it purges emotions like pity and fear from the audience. He dissects the essential elements of a compelling narrative, emphasizing plot structure with a well-defined beginning, middle, and end. Aristotle's discussion of character is central to "The Poetics." He introduces the notion of a tragic flaw, or hamartia, which leads to a character's downfall. His analysis of language, diction, rhythm, and melody underscores their significance in poetic works. "The Poetics" is particularly renowned for its examination of tragedy. Aristotle outlines key elements, including peripeteia (a reversal of fortune) and anagnorisis (a moment of recognition), which are fundamental to tragic storytelling. This work's enduring impact on literature, theater, and aesthetics is undeniable. It has served as a foundational text for generations of writers, playwrights, and scholars, providing invaluable guidance in the craft of storytelling and dramatic performance.

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Aristotle

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) He was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist whose thought determined the course of Western intellectual history for two centuries. In 335, he established his own school in Athens, the Lyceum. His intellectual range was very wide, covering the greater part of science and various art streams. His ethical and political theory, particularly his concepts of ethical virtues and human growing "happiness," continues to have a philosophical impact. He wrote productively. His major surviving works include the Organon, De Anima's (On the Soul), Physics, Metaphysics, Nicomachean ethics, Eudemian Ethics, Magna Moralia, Poetics, Politics, and Rhetoric, as well as more different works on science and natural history. His father, Nicomachus, was King Amyntas of Macedon's personal physician. Aristotle learned about biology and medical information from his father when he was young. When Aristotle was approximately thirteen, both of his parents died, and Proxenus of Atarneus became his guardian. Although little is known about Aristotle's youth, he most likely spent some time at the Macedonian palace, where he formed his initial links with the Macedonian royalty.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 52Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359320080
  • ISBN-13:9789359320083
  • Item Weight: 78g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.38mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Philosophy / General