Title Tragedy, the Greeks and us / Simon Critchley.
Imprint London : Profile Books, 2019.©2019
Author Critchley, Simon. author.
Date 01-01-2019
Physical description x, 322 pages ; 23 cm
Item 882 CRI (Copy 1) GFL-MONO 319092 INLIBRARY
Major subject Drama
Ancient philosophy
Minor subject Overseas item
LCSH Greek drama (Tragedy) -- Philosophy.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
Tragedy -- History and criticism.
Tragedy -- Philosophy.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-305) and index.
ISBN 9781788161473
Abstract We might think we are through with the past, but the past isn't through with us. Tragedy permits us to come face to face with the things we don't want to know about ourselves, but which still make us who we are. It articulates the conflicts and contradictions that we need to address in order to better understand the world we live in. A work honed from a decade's teaching at the New School, where 'Critchley on Tragedy' is one of the most popular courses, Tragedy, the Greeks and Us is a compelling examination of the history of tragedy. Simon Critchley demolishes our common misconceptions about the poets, dramatists and philosophers of Ancient Greece - then presents these writers to us in an unfamiliar and original light.
LCN 1251332
Item ID 319092
Database Library Catalogue