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Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure? A.D. Nuttall

Why Does Tragedy Give Pleasure?

A.D. Nuttall

Published August 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780198183716
Hardcover
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 About the Book 

Why does tragedy give pleasure? Why do people who are neither wicked nor depraved enjoy watching plays about suffering and death? Is it because we see horrific matter controlled by majestic art? Or because tragedy actually reaches out to the darkMoreWhy does tragedy give pleasure? Why do people who are neither wicked nor depraved enjoy watching plays about suffering and death? Is it because we see horrific matter controlled by majestic art? Or because tragedy actually reaches out to the dark side of human nature? Nuttalls wide-ranging, lively, and engaging book offers a new answer to this perennial question. Writers discussed include Aristotle, Shakespeare, Nietzsche, and Freud.