Poetics by Aristotle

This book is a seminal work of literary criticism that has profoundly influenced western thought. The book discusses the nature of poetry, tragedy, and comedy, as well as the components that make up a good story such as plot, character, thought, diction, melody, and spectacle. The author also introduces the concept of catharsis, the purging of emotions through the experience of art, and discusses the role of the tragic hero. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in literature, drama, or philosophy.

The 1378th greatest book of all time


Published
-322
Nationality
Greek
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
25,000
Original Language
Ancient Greek

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