BENEDICTA WARD, TRANS.
Title: Classical Literary Criticism (Penguin Classics)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Publisher: Penguin Classics May 2001
0140446516 / 9780140446517
Seller ID: 122023
Moderate cover wear, firm binding, highlighting in middle portions of the text. Several previous store 'used' stickers on rear cover.
An Eighth Day View:
This anthology brings together core classical texts for understanding literature. The selections from Plato illustrate the poetic philosopher's surprising exclusion of poets from his ideal republic. In his response, Poetics, Aristotle draws on the works of the great Greek playwrights to defend the value of the art. Horace's The Art of Poetry is a vivid practitioner's guide that promotes a style of poetic craftsmanship rooted in wisdom, ethical insight, and decorum. Longinus's On the Sublime explores the nature of inspiration in poetry and prose. This volume is a work of great value and interest to classicists, students, and writers.
In her Introduction, Penelope Murray compares and contrasts the viewpoints of these formidable critics as well as their impact on the Western tradition. This edition also includes a new bibliography and chronology and comprehensive notes to each of the texts.