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Tragedy, the Greeks and Us

Simon Critchley



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01 April 2019
Literary studies: general; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Popular philosophy
We might think we are through with the past, but the past isn't through with us. Tragedy permits us to come face to face with the things we don't want to know about ourselves, but which still make us who we are. It articulates the conflicts and contradictions that we need to address in order to better understand the world we live in.

A work honed from a decade's teaching at the New School, where 'Critchley on Tragedy' is one of the most popular courses, Tragedy, the Greeks and Us is a compelling examination of the history of tragedy. Simon Critchley demolishes our common misconceptions about the poets, dramatists and philosophers of Ancient Greece - then presents these writers to us in an unfamiliar and original light.
By:   Simon Critchley
Imprint:   Profile
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 222mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   477g
ISBN:   9781788161473
ISBN 10:   1788161475
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Simon Critchley is the author of The Book of Dead Philosophers, Continental Philosophy - A Very Short Introduction and What We Think About When We Think About Football, among other titles. He is Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School in New York, and series moderator of 'The Stone', the New York Times philosophy column.

Reviews for Tragedy, the Greeks and Us

Simon Critchley beguiles as he illuminates -- David Mitchell Thoughtful, fascinating and difficult * New Yorker *

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