Tragedy by Terry Eagleton audiobook

Tragedy

By Terry Eagleton
Read by Roger Clark

Tantor Audio 9780300252217

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781705231586

  • ISBN: 9781705231586

Runtime: 7.54 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this compelling account, eminent literary critic Terry Eagleton explores the nuances of tragedy in Western culture—from literature and politics to philosophy and theater. Eagleton covers a vast array of thinkers and practitioners, including Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin, and Slavoj Zizek, as well as key figures in theater, from Sophocles and Aeschylus to Shakespeare and Ibsen.

Eagleton examines the political nature of tragedy, looking closely at its connection with periods of historical transition. The dramatic form originated not as a meditation on the human condition, but at moments of political engagement, when civilizations struggled with the conflicts that beset them. Tragedy, Eagleton demonstrates, is fundamental to human experience and culture.

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Author Bio: Terry Eagleton

Author Bio: Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton pursues the concept of sacrifice through the history of human thought, from antiquity to modernity, in religion, politics, and literature. He sheds skewed perceptions of the idea, honing in on a radical structural reconception that relates the ancient world to our own in terms of civilization and violence.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 7.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English