978-620-0-11585-0

Baroque Trauerspiel’s Trauer

in Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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Summary:

Trauerspiel is a new literary genre for drama that opposes the traditional version of Greek literature. This genre has been developed by Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), the German eclectic thinker, cultural critic, and philosopher known as one of the Frankfurt School theorists. In his work, The Origin of German Tragic Drama (1928), Walter Benjamin refuses the traditional understanding of the Baroque Trauerspiel and tries to restore the value of this literary form as an independent genre of tragedy. however the dramatic structure of Trauerspiel genre is still a controversial issue.

Author:

Abouzar Mostafalou

Biographie:

I received my M.A. degree in English literature from Islamic Azad University Karaj Branch, Iran in 2016. My research interests include philosophy and literature specially Walter Benjamin’s ideas.

Number of Pages:

128

Book language:

English

Published On:

2019-06-06

ISBN:

978-620-0-11585-0

Publishing House:

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Keywords:

Trauerspiel, tragedy, Trauerspiel dramatic structure, Melancholia, metanarrative, Walter Benjamin

Product category:

LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General