Tragedy

Tragedy (Ancient Greek: τραγῳδία, tragōidia, "he-goat-song"]. is a form of art based on human suffering that offers its audience pleasure. While most cultures have developed forms that provoke this paradoxical response, tragedy refers to a specific tradition of drama that has played a unique and important role historically in the self-definition of Western civilisation. That tradition has been multiple and discontinuous, yet the term has often been used to invoke a powerful effect of cultural identity and historical continuity—"the Greeks and the Elizabethans, in one cultural form; Hellenes an ...more

New Releases Tagged "Tragedy"

A Heart in a Body in the World
Confess (Sin City Salvation, #1)
Crew (Crew #1)
Before I Knew (The Cabots, #1)
When I'm Gone
The Good Samaritan
Before I Let You Go
Tear Me Apart
On a Cold Dark Sea
Dane's Storm
Tears of the Silenced: An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival
Epoch (Transcend Duet, #2)
Transcend (Transcend Duet, #1)
Second Draft (Men with Wood, #1)
The Birthday List (Maysen Jar, #1)
Fox (Stone Cold Fox Trilogy #3)
A Heart in a Body in the World
Romeo and Juliet
Hamlet
Macbeth
Othello
King Lear
The Great Gatsby
The Fault in Our Stars
Oedipus Rex  (The Theban Plays, #1)
Julius Caesar
Of Mice and Men
Antigone (The Theban Plays, #3)
Wuthering Heights
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
The Book Thief

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Jeannette Walls
Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy. You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more.
Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

Robyn Schneider
Life is the tragedy,' she said bitterly. 'You know how they categorize Shakespeare's plays, right? If it ends with a wedding, it's a comedy. And if it ends with a funeral, it's a tragedy. So we're all living tragedies, because we all end the same way, and it isn't with a goddamn wedding.
Robyn Schneider, The Beginning of Everything

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