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Published: 16 November 2009

224 Pages

ISBN: 9780199572601

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The Strangeness of Tragedy

Paul Hammond

  • An absorbing, pleasurable, and illuminating account of the main work of tragedy - the shaking of the spatial, temporal and linguistic categories upon which the integrity of the individual depends
  • Traces webs of meanings - of single words and word-clusters - to reveal the underlying strangeness of the world inhabited by the tragic protagonist
  • Brilliant and probing analysis of the language of a dozen or so major works of drama by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Seneca, Shakespeare, and Racine

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