Samuel Richardson and the theory of tragedy: Clarissa's caesuras

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Samuel Richardson and the theory of tragedy is a bold new interpretation of one of the greatest European novels, Samuel Richardson's Clarissa. It argues that this text needs to be rethought as a dangerous exploration of the ethics of tragedy, on the scale of the great arguments of post-Romantic tragic theory, from Hölderlin to Nietzsche, to Benjamin, Lacan and beyond.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages192
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7849-9797-7
ISBN (Print)978-0-7190-9793-5, 978-1-5261-1398-6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

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