ISBN-10:
019925382X
ISBN-13:
9780199253821
Pub. Date:
10/24/2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy

Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy

by M. S. SilkM. S. Silk

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Overview

In this book Professor Silk presents a radically new critical study of Aristophanes. Through an exploration of Aristophanes' comic poetry, informed by a wide range of theory from Kierkegaard to Adorno, a particular consideration of Aristophanes' own understanding of his medium, and challenging comparisons with modern literature, this book adds a new chapter to the long-standing debate about the nature and potentialities of comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199253821
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/24/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 462
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Three Openings
2. Comedy and Tragedy
3. Language and Style
4. The Lesson of the Lyric Poetry
5. Character and Characterization
6. Causal Sequences and Other Patterns
7. Serious Issues and 'Serious Comedy'
8. Mode, Meaning, and Assessment

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