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"[Kaufmann] has attempted a searching analysis of the essence of tragedy. He offers a new definition and, without raising his voice, his version of poetics as against that of Aristotle."--The New York Times
"[This] is not only a book of great importance on the fundamental problem of the aesthetics of literature, but it is vastly entertaining and informed " --Commonwealth
Other Princeton books authored or coauthored by Walter A. Kaufmann: