Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Aristotle's "Poetics"

If there is anything worth knowing, Artistole (link to wikipedia) has already figured it out and written about it. His book, "Poetics", is only one such example. I randomly opened a page in this fine little book this morning and came across the following lines: is not the function of the poet to relate what has happened, but what may happen....The poet and the historian differ not by writing in verse or in prose...The true difference is that one relates what has happened, the other what may happen.

Poetics rawks. (link to downloadable version on


wildflower seed said...

One game I played once involved first carefully choosing a book, then asking a question, then randomly opening to a page in the book, and looking for an answer. Best done in a group, and pass the book around.

We tried it with Yes, PM. It was hilarious!

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