Book Search:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

bookjacket

Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides' Bacchae
Charles Segal
Expanded edition, with a new introduction by the author

Paperback | 1997 | $59.95 / £41.95 | ISBN: 9780691015972
379 pp. | 6 x 9
| SHOPPING CART

Reviews

In his play Bacchae, Euripides chooses as his central figure the god who crosses the boundaries among god, man, and beast, between reality and imagination, and between art and madness. In so doing, he explores what in tragedy is able to reach beyond the social, ritual, and historical context from which tragedy itself rises. Charles Segal's reading of Euripides' Bacchae builds gradually from concrete details of cult, setting, and imagery to the work's implications for the nature of myth, language, and theater. This volume presents the argument that the Dionysiac poetics of the play characterize a world view and an art form that can admit logical contradictions and hold them in suspension.

Review:

"Here the fruits of intensive and sustained scholarship are combined with a sophisticated awareness of current critical theory to offer a powerful reading of one of the greatest plays of the tradition. . . . Segal offers an exemplary instance of the fusion of traditional scholarship and current critical practice."--Cyrus Hamlin, Recherches Sémiotiques/Semiotic Inquiry

"Well-written and well-documented, based on extensive reading and intensive study, [the book] reveals the Bacchae as a much more beautiful, more interesting, and more important play than has thus far been realized."--W. J. Verdenius, Mnemosyne

This book has been translated into:

  • Japanese

Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by Charles Segal:

Subject Area:

Shopping Cart:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders:

    For hardcover/paperback orders in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

    Paperback: $59.95 ISBN: 9780691015972

    For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India

    Paperback: £41.95 ISBN: 9780691015972

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 7/11/2014

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Class Use
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share
Send me emails
about new books in:
Classics
More Choices
Email:
Country:
Name: