Toward a theory of contemporary tragedy

Eugene F Kaelin

pp. 341-361


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Table of Contents

Table of contents
The poetic, epic and tragic genres as the existential coordinates of the human condition
Acknowledgments
Aesthetic enjoyment and poetic sense
Movement in German poems
Why be a poet?
The field of poetic constitution
The poet in the poem
Nature, feeling, and disclosure in the poetry of Wallace Stevens
"Fallings from us, vanishings …"
Poetic thinking to be
From Helikon to Aetna
What can the poem do today? the self-evaluation of Western poets after 1945
Poetry as essential graphs
The shield and the horizon
The myth of man in the Hebraic epic
On medieval interpretation and mythology
The epic element in Japanese literature
A long day's journey into night
The existential sources of rhetoric
Metaphor and the flux of human experience
The literary diary as a witness of man's historicity
The French Nouveau roman
The birth of tragedy out of the spirit of music
Tragedy and the completion of freedom
Hardy's jude
Values and German tragedy 1770–1840
La destinée de la tragédie dans la culture islamique
Toward a theory of contemporary tragedy
The re-emergence of tragedy in late medieval england
Tragical, comical, historical
The denial of tragedy
Tragic closure and the cornelian wager
Intuition in Britannicus
Myth and tragic action in La celestina and Romeo and Juliet
Du désordre à l'ordre
The act of writing as an apprehension of the enigma of being-in-the-world
The truth of the body
Fiction and the transposition of presence
The structure of allegory
Literary impressionism and phenomenology
Phenomenology and literary impressionism
Un modèle d'analyse du texte dramatique
The problem of reading, phenomenologically or otherwise
Index of names