The Poetics of Aristotle

Stephen Halliwell, The Poetics of Aristotle: translation and commentary (Chapel Hill:University of North Carolina Press, 1987)

Incorporating the best modern work on the Poetics, Halliwell’s translation is aimed at those who want a reliable version of Aristotle’s ideas along with concise and stimulating guidance. A running commentary explains the structure and detail of Aristotle’s argument, attempts to provoke further thought about the work’s strengths and weaknesses, and offers suggestions on relating the Poetics to later stages of literary theory and practice.