Classical Literary Criticism

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913401

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The works collected in this volume have profoundly shaped the history of criticism in the Western world: they created much of the terminology still in use today and formulated enduring questions about the nature and function of literature. In Ion, Plato examines the god-like power of poets to evoke feelings such as pleasure or fear, yet he went on to attack this manipulation of emotions and banished poets from his ideal Republic. Aristotle defends the value of art in his Poetics, and his analysis of tragedy has influenced generations of critics from the Renaissance onwards. In the Art of Poetry, Horace promotes a style of poetic craftsmanship rooted in wisdom, ethical insight and decorum, while Longinus' On the Sublime explores the nature of inspiration in poetry and prose.

Plato on Poetry

Ion; Republic 376e-398b9; Republic 595-608b10

Author: Plato,Penelope Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521349819

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 250

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This is a commentary on selected texts of Plato concerned with poetry: the Ion and relevant sections of the Republic. It is the first commentary to present these texts together in one volume, and the first in English on Republic 2 and 3 and Ion for nearly 100 years. The introduction sets Plato's views in their Greek context and outlines their influence on later aesthetic thought. An important feature of the commentary is its exploration of the ambivalence of Plato's pronouncements through an analysis of his own skill as a writer.

Classical Literary Criticism

Author: Donald Andrew Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 1800

European literary criticism was pioneered in the ancient world, and this edition provides the principal Greek and Latin texts in translation, giving the reader a fair and intelligible view of ancient literary criticism and its development. Each passage is supplemented by a brief contextual introduction and a lucid general introduction provides an overview of classical thought on tragedy, comedy, poetry, and epic, as well as of the ideas of mimesis, the moral effect of poetry, emotion, and rhetoric.

A History of Literary Criticism and Theory

From Plato to the Present

Author: M. A. R. Habib

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148845

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 848

View: 9176

This comprehensive guide to the history of literary criticism from antiquity to the present day provides an authoritative overview of the major movements, figures, and texts of literary criticism, as well as surveying their cultural, historical, and philosophical contexts. Supplies the cultural, historical and philosophical background to the literary criticism of each era Enables students to see the development of literary criticism in context Organised chronologically, from classical literary criticism through to deconstruction Considers a wide range of thinkers and events from the French Revolution to Freud’s views on civilization Can be used alongside any anthology of literary criticism or as a coherent stand-alone introduction

Plato and the Poets

Author: Pierre Destrée,Fritz-Gregor Herrmann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004201297

Category: Philosophy

Page: 434

View: 5719

The nineteen essays presented here aim to illuminate the ways poetry and the poets are discussed by Plato throughout his writing career. As well as throwing new light on old topics, such as mimesis and poetic inspiration, the volume introduces fresh approaches to Plato’s philosophy of poetry and literature.

Early Socratic Dialogues

Author: Emlyn-Jones Chris,Plato

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141914076

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

View: 2823

Rich in drama and humour, they include the controversial Ion, a debate on poetic inspiration; Laches, in which Socrates seeks to define bravery; and Euthydemus, which considers the relationship between philosophy and politics. Together, these dialogues provide a definitive portrait of the real Socrates and raise issues still keenly debated by philosophers, forming an incisive overview of Plato's philosophy.

Plato and the Traditions of Ancient Literature

The Silent Stream

Author: Richard Hunter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107012929

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 6297

Plato is one of the central figures of the Greek literary heritage. This book explores that heritage in antiquity.

The Philebus of Plato

Author: Plato,Frederick Apthorp Paley

Publisher: N.A



Page: 118

View: 8949


Theory of Literature

Author: Rene Wellek,Austin Warren

Publisher: Scholarly

ISBN: 9781628972832

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

View: 4507

Theory of Literature was born from the collaboration of René Wellek, a Vienna-born student of Prague School linguistics, and Austin Warren, an independently minded "old New Critic." Unlike many other textbooks of its era, however, this classic kowtows to no dogma and toes no party line. Wellek and Warren looked at literature as both a social product--influenced by politics, economics, etc.--as well as a self-contained system of formal structures. Incorporating examples from Aristotle to Coleridge, written in clear, uncondescending prose, Theory of Literature is a work which, especially in its suspicion of simplistic explanations and its distrust of received wisdom, remains extremely relevant to the study of literature today.


Author: Plato

Publisher: Trajectory Inc

ISBN: 163209794X

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

View: 914

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Phaedrus", by Plato, is a discussion between Socrates, and Phaedrus as Socrates is in prison awaiting execution.

Studies in Interpretation

Author: Virginia Floyd,Virginia Hastings Floyd

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789062030705

Category: Oral interpretation

Page: 362

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The Poetics of Aristotle

translation and commentary

Author: Aristotle,Stephen Halliwell

Publisher: Duckbacks


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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Preface to Plato

Author: Eric A. HAVELOCK

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674038436

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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Plato. Ion Or: On the Iliad

Author: Albert Rijksbaron

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047422872

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8564

This book presents a revised text of Plato's Ion, with full apparatus criticus, and an extensive commentary, with a linguistic orientation. Linguistic considerations are also the leading principle in the choice of one MS reading rather than another. Special attention is paid to questions of punctuation.

Indian Literary Criticism

Theory and Interpretation

Author: G. N. Devy

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125020226

Category: Indic literature

Page: 430

View: 3308

Literary criticism produced by Indian scholars from the earliest times to the present age is represented in this book. These include Bharatamuni, Tholkappiyar, Anandavardhana, Abhinavagupta, Jnaneshwara, Amir Khusrau, Mirza Ghalib, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, B.S. Mardhekar, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and A.K. Ramanujam and Sudhir Kakar among others. Their statements have been translated into English by specialists from Sanskrit, Persian and other languages.

Plato’s Styles and Characters

Between Literature and Philosophy

Author: Gabriele Cornelli

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110445603

Category: Philosophy

Page: 436

View: 5335

The significance of Plato’s literary style to the content of his ideas is one of the central problems in the study of Plato. This volume presents some of the most recent scholarship on the wide range of issues related to Plato’s dialogue form. The essays address general questions concerning Plato’s literary style, the relation of his style to other genres and traditions in Ancient Greece, and Plato’s characters and his purpose in using them.

Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics

Author: Ibn Rushd Averroes

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9781890318031

Category: Philosophy

Page: 161

View: 2655

Aristotle's Poetics has held the attention of scholars and authors through the ages, and Averroes has long been known as "the commentator" on Aristotle. His Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics is important because of its striking content. Here, an author steeped in Aristotle's thought and highly familiar with an entirely different poetical tradition shows in careful detail what is commendable about Greek poetics and commendable as well as blameworthy about Arabic poetics.

The Roots of Political Philosophy

Ten Forgotten Socratic Dialogues Translated, with Interpretive Studies

Author: Plato,Thomas L. Pangle

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801494659

Category: Philosophy

Page: 406

View: 6776

Opening an entirely new dimension of Platonic studies, this volume addresses major themes: the nature of law, property, and acquisitiveness; Socrates' famous "demonic voice"; the poetic claim to inspiration; and the psychology of the tyrannic.

Abyss Above, The

Philosophy and Poetic Madness in Plato, Holderlin, and Nietzsche

Author: Silke-Maria Weineck

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791488284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

View: 1682

Uses the figure of the mad poet to explore the connections between madness and creativity.