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Aristotle Poetics
Aristotle Poetics
Author: S.H. Butcher (Translator), Aristotle
Best translation of one of the most influential books in all history. Greek and English on facing pages, plus Butcher’s famed 300-page exposition and interpretation of Aristotle’s ideas. Seminal discussions of art and morality, poetic truth, much more.
ISBN-13: 9780486200422
ISBN-10: 0486200426
Publication Date: 6/1/1951
Pages: 497

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Publisher: Dover Publications
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Aristotle Poetics on + 191 more book reviews
This book contains the celebrated Butcher translation of Aristotle's Poetics, faced, page by page, with the complete Greek text. The editor's 300-page exposition and interpretation follows. I just bought this one in hardback.
tiffanyak avatar reviewed Aristotle Poetics on + 215 more book reviews
I actually read an online version of this text provided by my teacher as part of my Introduction to Drama course, so this is not the same translation I'm writing about, but is the same work. I found the language to be difficult to follow at times, but there is certainly a lot of "meat" here. I could also recognize the importance of what was being said when it comes to analyzing drama and following its early evolution of form. I probably won't be reading it just for fun anytime soon, but I do feel it's an essential part of one's library if they wish to seriously study drama at all.
kato avatar reviewed Aristotle Poetics on + 21 more book reviews
I'm not saying anything new here but every writer should have a copy of Aristotle's Poetics on their bookshelf for a brilliant reminder of character and plot. No other book can match it in my opinion.