Tragedy and After

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Aug 1, 1984 - Literary Criticism - 234 pages
"Faas has written a provocative book, challenging the familiar literary and philosophical theories of tragedy from Aristotle onwards. His judicious use of nietzschean insights both stimulates and compels assent. Exuberant scholarship from first page to last." Irving Layton
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Birth of Tragedy
25
Towards Antitragedy
42
Towards Posttragedy
54
The Theoretical Background
76
From Tragic to Antitragic Closure
93
Hamlet or the SlaveMoralist Turned Ascetic Priest
111
The Posttragic Vision of Romance
129
From King Lear to The Two Noble Kinsmen
141
Goethes Transcendence of Tragedy
155
Tragedy and Psychology
176
Conclusion
189
NOTES
192
INDEX
216
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