Tragedy in Transition
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Tragedy in Transition is an innovative and exciting introduction to the theory and practice of tragedy.
- Looks at a broad range of topics in the field of tragedy in literature, from ancient to contemporary times
- Explores the links between writers from different times and cultures
- Focuses on the reception of classical texts in subsequent literatures, and discusses their treatment in a range of media
- Surveys the lasting influence of the most resonant narratives in tragedy
- Contemplates exciting and unexpected combinations of text and topic among them the relationship between tragedy and childhood, science fiction, and the role of the gods