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

Brant’s Return
The Good Samaritan
Before I Knew (The Cabots, #1)
When I'm Gone
Second Draft (Men with Wood, #1)
Tear Me Apart
Dane's Storm
Epoch (Transcend Duet, #2)
Tears of the Silenced: An Amish True Crime Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Brutal Betrayal, and Ultimate Survival
Transcend (Transcend Duet, #1)
Before I Let You Go
What He Always Knew (What He Doesn't Know, #2)
Ryan's Bed
Still (Grip, #2)
The Silent Waters (Elements, #3)
Romeo and Juliet
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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9/11 in YA and Middle Grade Fiction
31 books — 31 voters
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What happened to them?
46 books — 31 voters
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all genres of books for teens
476 books — 356 voters

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Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
Mel Brooks

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Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy. You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more.
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