- Author : Charles Segal
- Publisher : Princeton University Press
- File Size : 50,8 Mb
- Release : 12 January 2021
- ISBN : 9780691223988
- Page : 438 pages
- Rating : 4/5 (21 users)
Summary: Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides Bacchae PDF is a Fantastic Literary Criticism book by Charles Segal. It was published by Princeton University Press on 12 January 2021. This Book has 438 pages and Available to download in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Read detail book and summary below and click download button to get book file and read directly from your devices.
In his play Bacchae, Euripides chooses as his central figure the god who crosses the boundaries among god, man, and beast, between reality and imagination, and between art and madness. In so doing, he explores what in tragedy is able to reach beyond the social, ritual, and historical context from which tragedy itself rises. Charles Segal's reading of Euripides' Bacchae builds gradually from concrete details of cult, setting, and imagery to the work's implications for the nature of myth, language, and theater. This volume presents the argument that the Dionysiac poetics of the play characterize a world view and an art form that can admit logical contradictions and hold them in suspension.