Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides' Bacchae by Charles Segal
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides' "Bacchae"
By Charles Segal

Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides' "Bacchae"

By (author) See other recent books by Charles Segal
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $118.00
Your Price: $106.20 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $11.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.31 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides' Bacchae by Charles Segal

Book Description

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.

Buy Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides' "Bacchae" book by Charles Segal from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780691015972
ISBN-10: 069101597X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 27-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Charles Segal

Antigone by Charles Segal Antigone, Paperback (October 2007)

Echoing through Western culture for more than two millenia, Sophocles' Antigone has been a touchstone of thinking about human conflict, and the degree to which men and women are the creators of their own destinies.

» View all books by Charles Segal

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides' "Bacchae" book by Charles Segal and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Charles Segal close
Pindar's Mythmaking by Charles Segal
Lucretius on Death and Anxiety by Charles Segal
Pindar's Mythmaking by Charles Segal
Poetry and Myth in Ancient Pastoral by Charles Segal
Antigone by Charles Segal
Antigone by Charles Segal
Singers, Heroes, and Gods in the
Oedipus Tyrannus by Charles Segal
Euripides: Bakkhai by Charles Segal
Sophocles' Tragic World by Charles Segal
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close