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Tragic Survivals

Subtitle: From the Hellenic to the Postmodern

Authored By: Pradipta Mukherjee & Debasish Lahiri

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789352075720

Year of Publication: 2017

Pages: 436

                                       Binding: Hardback(HB)

Category:  English Literature

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Book Contents


About the Book


Pradipta Mukherjee is a film critic and Assistant Professorin the Department of English, Vidyasagar College forWomen. Her published works include two books as soleauthor — Studies in John Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman (2010), and Shakespeare on the Celluloid: Global Perspectives (2014) — and two co-edited anthologies, The Diasporic Dilemma: Exile, Alienation and Belonging (2015),Women’s Education in India: Past Predicaments and Future Possibilities (2016).

Debasish Lahiri is a poet and Assistant Professor in theDepartment of English, Lal Baba College. He has two publishedbooks of poetry: First Will and Testament (2012) andNo Waiting like Departure (2016).

About the Author


Tragedy gestures towards annihilation, but ends in an inception. The tragic form, no less, is governed by this selfsame logic of survival.

This book brings together a set of twenty seven essays by two authors— different in tone and style, expression and insight, tempered by eachauthor’s timbre of thought — on the tenacity and survival of the originaryimpulses of tragic writing through the shaping and transfiguring influenceof the ages.

This suturing of tragedy’s response to its own time includes the golden ageof fifth century Athenian tragedy, the shoals and reefs of Elizabethan andJacobean tragedy, the choppy waters of twentieth century tragic revivalsand a meditation upon tragedy’s apotheosis in cinema.

This book locates survival and freedom at the heart of the orgiastic, violentand repressive, and in so doing strikes a blow for injured integrity. Now,what could be more tragic and empowering?