Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic
September 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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- A major new intellectual endeavour from one of the world's finest, and most controversial, cultural theorists.
- Provides an analytical account of the concept of 'tragedy' from its origins in the ancient world to the present day.
- Explores the idea of the 'tragic' across all genres of writing, as well as in philosophy, politics, religion and psychology, and throughout western culture.
- Considers the psychological, religious and socio-political implications and consequences of our fascination with the tragic.