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The making of British bourgeois tragedy : modernity and the art of ordinary suffering, Alex Eric Hernandez

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The making of British bourgeois tragedy : modernity and the art of ordinary suffering
Title
The making of British bourgeois tragedy
Title remainder
modernity and the art of ordinary suffering
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Alex Eric Hernandez
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eng
Summary
The 'rise of the middle class' in the eighteenth century has long been taken to usher in a prosaic age synonymous with the death of tragedy, an age in which the sheer ordinariness of bourgeois life was both antithetical and inured to the tragic. But the period's literature tells a very different story. Re-assembling a body of print and performance concerned with the misfortunes of the middling sort, The Making of British Bourgeois Tragedy argues that these works imagined a particularly modern sort of affliction, an 'ordinary suffering' proper to ordinary life, divested of the sorts of meanings, rhetorics, and affective resonances once deployed to understand it. 0Whereas neoclassical aesthetics aligned tragedy with the heroic and the admirable, this 'bourgeois and domestic tragedy' treated the pain of common people with dignity and seriousness, meditating upon a suffering that was homely, familiar, entangled in the nascent values of capitalism, yet no less haunted by God. Hence, where many have seen aesthetic stagnation, misfiring emotion, and the absence of an idealized tragicness in the genre, this volume sees instead a sustained engagement in the0emotional processes and representational techniques through which the middle rank feels its way into modernity. By attending closely to this long neglected subject, The Making of British Bourgeois Tragedy turns the critical account of eighteenth-century tragedy on its head
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Hernandez, Alex Eric,
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • English drama
  • Middle class in literature
  • English drama
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • Middle class in literature
  • 18.05 English literature
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The making of British bourgeois tragedy : modernity and the art of ordinary suffering, Alex Eric Hernandez
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-247)and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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1121096569
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780198846574
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1121096569
Label
The making of British bourgeois tragedy : modernity and the art of ordinary suffering, Alex Eric Hernandez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-247)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1121096569
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780198846574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1121096569

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