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Modern Tragedy

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Modern Tragedy is a study of the ideas and ideologies which have influenced the production and analysis of tragedy.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 6th 2006 by Broadview Press Inc (first published December 12th 1966)
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Esteban
Sep 22, 2015 Esteban rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Un teólogo del siglo XIX escribió una vez que los cristianos de su tiempo creían en dios pero no en el reino, mientras que los socialistas hacían lo contrario. Como ejemplificando esa fórmula, con Tragedia moderna Williams trata de devolverle a la tragedia un horizonte religioso y político que en apariencia fue perdiendo desde Lillo y Lessing. El planteo se debilita por su intento de volver más permeable su frontera con la épica, y de anular la que la separa del accidente, ese continente olvidad ...more
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May 24, 2011 Greg rated it liked it
This is a nice short book on the question of whether it is possible to produce tragedy in the modern era, or is it a relic of ancient Greece and Elizabethan England. The author makes an important contribution to literary theory in establishing tragedy as a culturally determined genre (i.e., something doesn't have to be a play to be a tragedy). The trouble I have is that ultimately his definition for modern tragedy is so elastic as to not be very useful. Baby Boomers will appreciate the book more ...more
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Raymond Henry Williams was a Welsh academic, novelist, and critic. He taught for many years and the Professor of Drama at the University of Cambridge. He was an influential figure within the New Left and in wider culture. His writings on politics, culture, the mass media and literature are a significant contribution to the Marxist critique of culture and the arts. His work laid the foundations for ...more
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