View Full Version : Aristotle's Poetics

09-23-2007, 06:22 PM
Anyone care to discuss?

09-23-2007, 09:27 PM
I would love to. I consider Aristotle's poetics the single most important work of criticism ever written. What is it you want to say about it?

08-29-2008, 05:27 PM
Maybe we can start with a general discussion about Aristotle's view on 'catharsis,' and the role it plays in dramatic tragedies? I flipped through the Poetics expressly for that purpose when starting to read Oedipus Rex.