The Tragic Protest

  • Authors
  • Zygmunt Adamczewski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-VI
  2. Zygmunt Adamczewski
    Pages 1-27
  3. Zygmunt Adamczewski
    Pages 28-43
  4. Zygmunt Adamczewski
    Pages 44-63
  5. Zygmunt Adamczewski
    Pages 64-96
  6. Zygmunt Adamczewski
    Pages 97-142
  7. Zygmunt Adamczewski
    Pages 143-171
  8. Zygmunt Adamczewski
    Pages 172-192
  9. Zygmunt Adamczewski
    Pages 193-225
  10. Zygmunt Adamczewski
    Pages 226-276
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 277-282

About this book


is, what has been said already says that no anticipations of aesthetic theory are in place here. When research stays on the level of primitive imagination, prior to the distinction between real and unreal, to merge art with life, it cannot serve as guideline for thoughts on what is distinctive within art. No canons of composition can be forthcoming, even the very concept of composition, implying a composer, must remain inadmissible; since, unlike the one of tragic art, the composer of tragic life will be here in question. No analysis of form need be expected, and when a form of vision is described, it will not be what artistic critics are used to dissect. Purely aesthetic instruments, such as plot, contrast, harmony, proper pitch, likene3s, recognition, com­ pleteness, will be of no use and no relevance at all. And it hardly need be mentioned that the age-fortified classification of artistic kinds remains strictly out of bounds. Here is perhaps the proper place to introduce a stylistic apology. I t is clear to everyone with a neat sense of seemliness in language that the use of unattached adjectives is very awkward in English. No one reading these paragraphs can be blamed for fidgeting when molested again and again with "the tragic" instead of "tragedy. " The excuse has perhaps transpired in the preceding passage.


art artist classification cognition research

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1963
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-8716-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-9556-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site