By Martin Regal
Series Editor: John Drakakis
Routledge – 2014 – 192 pages
Series: The New Critical Idiom
Tragedy is one of the oldest and most resilient forms of cultural narrative. Debated from Aristotle to the present day, tragedy has never lost it central place in aesthetic discourse and has been re-imagined and redefined to suit to tastes of succeeding generations. In this volume Martin Regal considers:
Concise and practical, this volume is the ideal starting point for literature students and all those with an interest in tragedy.
Introduction 1. Definitions 2. Genre, Subgenre, Medium 3. Ritual, Philosophy, Politics 4. Discourses in Conflict 5. New Juxtapositions Further Reading Glossary
Martin Regal is Associate Professor of English at the University of Iceland.