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Tragedy

Tragedy

Terry Eagleton— All art has a political dimension, but tragedy actually began life as a political institution. Indeed, for Hannah Arendt it is the political art par excellence. Only in… READ MORE

The Sacrifice at Calvary

The Sacrifice at Calvary

Terry Eagleton— Walter Benjamin’s theory of tragedy in his The Origin of German Tragic Drama has some affinities with the Christian view of Calvary. Tragedy for Benjamin is essentially sacrifice,… READ MORE

What Is Literature?

What Is Literature?

Terry Eagleton— One of the things we mean by calling a piece of writing ‘literary’ is that it is not tied to a specific context. It is true that all… READ MORE

Materialism and the Senses

Materialism and the Senses

Terry Eagleton— The early Marx is engaged on an arrestingly original project. No other critic of the system under which he lived had taken it to task for what it… READ MORE

The History of Humour

The History of Humour

Terry Eagleton— Perhaps the single most contradictory political phenomenon of the modern world is nationalism, which ranges from the Nazi death camps to a principled resistance to imperial power. In… READ MORE

Socialist Media

Socialist Media

Terry Eagleton— Over half a century ago, in an excellent little book entitled Communications, Raymond Williams outlined a socialist plan for the arts and media which rejected state control of… READ MORE

Material Theology and Christian Religion

Material Theology and Christian Religion

Terry Eagleton— One of the greatest of all Christian theologians turns out to be in some respects a full-blooded materialist. This is not entirely surprising, since Christianity itself is in some… READ MORE

The Meaning of Faith and Reason

The Meaning of Faith and Reason

Follow @yaleRELIbooks See all 20% off titles in our YUP Backlist History promotion!   It’s good practice, if you are going to argue with something, to aim at the best… READ MORE

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