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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date March 1, 1997
Pages 61
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140446364
ISBN-10 0140446362
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $13.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Provides a translation of Aristotle's classic study of the nature of poetry. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Essential reading for all students of Greek theatre and literature, and equally stimulating for anyone interested in literature

In the Poetics, his near-contemporary account of classical Greek tragedy, Aristotle examine the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process. Taking examples from the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, the Poetics introduced into literary criticism such central concepts as mimesis ('imitation'), hamartia ('error') and katharsis, which have informed serious thinking about drama ever since. Aristotle explains how the most effective tragedies rely on complication and resolution, recognition and reversals, while centring on chaaracerts of heroic stature, idealised yet true to life. One of the most perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history, the Poetics has informed serious thinking about drama ever since.

Malcolm Heath's lucid translation makes the Poetics fully accessible to the modern reader. In this edition it is accompanied by an extended introduction, which discusses the key concepts in detail, and includes suggestions for further reading. 

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Hardcover
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With N. G. L. Hammond | from Museum Tusculanum (October 1, 2001)
9788772896830 | details & prices | 52 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $22.00
About: In many fields of knowledge Aristotle was and is today an outstanding figure.
from E P Dutton (June 1, 1978)
9780460009010 | details & prices | List price $5.00
Paperback
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With Aristotle | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 9, 2015); titled "The Poetics"
9781519742735 | details & prices | 44 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.10 in. | List price $8.99
This edition also contains Poetics
About: Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory.
With Aristotle | from Createspace Independent Pub (November 16, 2015)
9781519332271 | details & prices | 38 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.09 in. | List price $7.99
This edition also contains Poetics
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With Aristotle | from Createspace Independent Pub (November 16, 2015); titled "The Poetics"
9781519324740 | details & prices | 52 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.12 in. | List price $7.99
This edition also contains Poetics
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With Aristotle | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 22, 2015)
9781517483746 | details & prices | 42 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.11 in. | List price $6.56
This edition also contains Poetics
About: Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory.
With Aristotle | from Createspace Independent Pub (July 24, 2014); titled "The Poetics"
9781500632373 | details & prices | 46 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.11 in. | List price $7.00
This edition also contains Poetics
About: Tragedy, Aristotle states, seeks to imitate the matters of superior people, while comedy seeks to imitate the matters of inferior people.
With Aristotle | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 12, 2013)
9781494456757 | details & prices | 38 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.09 in. | List price $5.99
This edition also contains Poetics
About: Aristotle was one of history's greatest philosophers and one of Ancient Greece's seminal thinkers, a student of Plato's and a tutor of Alexander the Great's.
With Aristotle | from Createspace Independent Pub (May 12, 2013); titled "The Poetics"
9781484951569 | details & prices | 62 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.14 in. | List price $7.00
About: Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest-surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory.
With Aristotle | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 17, 2012)
9781481274463 | details & prices | 48 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.11 in. | List price $9.95
About: The "Poetics" contains Aristotle's observations on what elements and characteristics comprised the best tragedies based on the ones he'd presumably seen or read.
With Aristotle | from Book Jungle (July 31, 2008)
9781605978260 | details & prices | 52 pages | 7.50 × 9.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.26 lbs | List price $6.95
About: The Poetics of Aristotle is the first book written on the laws of literature.
With Aristotle | from Lightning Source Inc (November 30, 2007)
9781599866413 | details & prices | 88 pages | List price $7.99
About: Poetics is a work by Greek Philosopher Aristotle that aims to give an account of what he refers to as poetry.
Large print edition from Read How You Want.Com (January 31, 2006)
9781425000950 | details & prices | 100 pages | List price $9.99
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With Ingram Bywater (other contributor), Gilbert Murray (other contributor) | from Digireads.Com (January 31, 2005)
9781420925982 | details & prices | 80 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.22 lbs | List price $8.99
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004); titled "The Poetics"
9781419178023 | details & prices | 48 pages | 7.75 × 9.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.22 lbs | List price $15.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004)
9781419142406 | details & prices | 48 pages | 7.25 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.22 lbs | List price $15.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
With Kenneth McLeish | from Theatre Communications Group (March 1, 1999)
9781559361705 | details & prices | 47 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $9.95
About: New translation of Aristotle's keystone of Western dramatic criticism.
from Theatre Communications Group (May 1, 1998)
9781854593337 | details & prices | List price $10.01
About: Aristotle was a pupil of Plato and author of numerous works on logic, the natural world and human society.
With S. H. Butcher | from Dover Pubns (March 12, 1997)
9780486295770 | details & prices | 60 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $2.50
The price comparison is for this edition
With Malcolm Heath | from Penguin Classics (March 1, 1997)
9780140446364 | details & prices | 61 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Provides a translation of Aristotle's classic study of the nature of poetry.
With Theodore Alois Buckley | Reprint edition from Prometheus Books (November 1, 1992); titled "The Poetics"
9780879757762 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $11.99
About: Provides a translation of Aristotle's classic study of the nature of poetry

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