Tragedy (Ancient Greek: τραγῳδία, tragōidia, "he-goat-song"]. is a form of art based on human suffering that offers its audience pleasure. While most cultures have developed forms that provoke this paradoxical response, tragedy refers to a specific tradition of drama that has played a unique and important role historically in the self-definition of Western civilisation. That tradition has been multiple and discontinuous, yet the term has often been used to invoke a powerful effect of cultural identity and historical continuity—"the Greeks and the Elizabethans, in one cultural form; Hellenes an ...more

New Releases Tagged "Tragedy"

Count the Ways
Count the Ways
Love for Beginners (Wildstone, #7)
Underneath the Sycamore Tree
Southern Storms (Compass, #1)
Kiss the Stars (Falling Stars, #1)
For Lucy
The Boy (Broussard and Fourcade, #2)
The Birthday List (Maysen Jar, #1)
Written with Regret (The Regret Duet, #1)
The Second Home
Her Lifeline
Written with You (The Regret Duet, #2)
Transcend (Transcend, #1)
Still (Grip, #2)
Into the Clear Water
Romeo and Juliet
King Lear
The Great Gatsby
Of Mice and Men
Oedipus Rex  (The Theban Plays, #1)
The Fault in Our Stars
Julius Caesar
Wuthering Heights
Antigone (The Theban Plays, #3)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
If I Stay
Death of a Salesman
A Dirty Job by Christopher MooreUck It List by Jimmy TudeskiBattersea Parker by Jimmy TudeskiBloodsucking Fiends by Christopher MooreFool by Christopher Moore
Dark hilarious witty books
161 books — 359 voters
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine HansberryThe Piano Lesson by August WilsonFences by August WilsonGem of the Ocean by August WilsonMa Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson
Plays and Dramas by African-Americans
97 books — 13 voters

Columbine by Dave CullenFor Laci by Sharon RochaCruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite JonesWho Killed My Daughter? by Lois DuncanThis Star Won't Go Out by Esther Earl
Gone forever but never forgotten
46 books — 14 voters
Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoThe Raven Boys by Maggie StiefvaterCrooked Kingdom by Leigh BardugoThe Raven and Other Poems by Edgar Allan PoeHollow Heathens by Nicole Fiorina
Raven & Crow
99 books — 50 voters

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9/11 in YA and Middle Grade Fiction
37 books — 44 voters
Dead Wake by Erik LarsonExploring the Lusitania by Robert D. BallardLusitania by Greg KingSeven Days in May by Kim IzzoWilful Murder by Diana Preston
18 books — 11 voters

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