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Tragedy and redemption: a response to Edith Hall

I want to grant the full weight of tragedy's negativity—and ask if Christian discourse can sustain that"

By Rowan Williams  

This letter is a response to Edith Hall’s review of Rowan Williams’s “The Tragic Imagination”

I’m grateful to Edith Hall for a detailed, if severe, review of my essay on tragedy (“Rowan Williams’s tragic mistake,” December 2016). She is right, I think, to challenge my version of Aristotle on Euripides (though I’m not quite convinced by her reading either); and she equally rightly notes a careless phrasing about the chronology of the major tragedians, and my embarrassing failure…

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