Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic

  • Publish Date: 2002-10-07
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Terry Eagleton
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Terry Eagleton's Tragedy provides a major critical and analytical account of the concept of 'tragedy' from its origins in the Ancient world right down to the twenty-first century.


  • A major new intellectual endeavour from one of the world's finest, and most controversial, cultural theorists.
  • Provides an analytical account of the concept of 'tragedy' from its origins in the ancient world to the present day.
  • Explores the idea of the 'tragic' across all genres of writing, as well as in philosophy, politics, religion and psychology, and throughout western culture.
  • Considers the psychological, religious and socio-political implications and consequences of our fascination with the tragic.


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