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Re: Hamlet (Once More)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0821  Monday, 18 March 2002

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Friday, 15 Mar 2002 14:21:59 -0800
Subject: 13.0815 Re: Hamlet (Once More)
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0815 Re: Hamlet (Once More)

I have a lot of respect for Melissa Aaron, though we often seem to
disagree:

>I seem to remember an essay of Dorothy Sayers' in which she claimed that
>Aristotle's Poetics, while of questionable value for tragedy, just about
>perfectly suited detective fiction.  I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss
>Dorothy Sayers, either as a writer or as a critic.

Nor am I quick to do so.  She is guilty here, if quoted correctly, of
what I warned against: using the critical grid of the present to
understand works of the past, in this case Aristotle.  I still think
this is problematic.

Best,
Mike Jensen

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