The Gordian Not: Appendix 1

Appendix 1: PDC (Poetics, Dramatistically Considered) Summary

1 “Poetic,” “Aesthetic,” and “Artistic” *
Approximately 3 ms. pages published as “Unburned Bridges” (UC 25)

7 Logic of the Terms *

14 Imitation (Mimesis) #
First 17 ms. pages published as “Dramatistic View of Imitation” (UC 25); republished in Rueckert’s Essays.

38 Catharsis (First View)
Approx. 5 ms. pages published as “On Catharsis, or Resolution” (UC 25-26)

56 Pity, Fear, Pride ]
Published as “On Catharsis, or Resolution” (UC 26).

75 The Thinking of the Body
Revised, abridged, and published as “On Catharsis, or Resolution” & “Thinking of the Body” (UC 24, 26-27). “The Thinking of the Body” is included in LSA.

179 Form *

200 The Orestes Trilogy
Abridged and published as “Form and Persecution in the Oresteia”; later included in LSA. The essay draws heavily from both “Form” & “Orestes Trilogy” (UC 23).

281 “Beyond” Catharsis *
See below for discussion.

320 Catharsis (Second View)
Published as “Catharsis—Second View” (UC 28) .

329 Vagaries of Love and Pity
Published as “Catharsis—Second View” (UC 28) .

335 Fragmentation
Published as “Catharsis—Second View” (UC 28) .

361 Platonic Transcendence *

375 The Poetic Motive
Published as “The Poetic Motive” (UC 29).

(Still missing: Section on Comic Catharsis; further references to individual works, illustrating various observations by specific examples; batch of footnotes indicating various other developments; appendix reprinting various related essays by the author, already published in periodicals.) [According to Williams related essays referred to by Burke include “Three Definitions” (1951), “Othello: An Essay to Illustrate a Method” (1951), “The Anaesthetic Revelation of Herone Liddell” (1957), and “On the First Three Chapters of Genesis” (1958). Only “The Thinking of the Body” and “Form and Persecution in the Oresteia” are included in LSA.]

* included in “Watchful of Hermetics to Be Strong in Hermeneutics” as mostly unpublished

# included in Rueckert’s Essays toward a Symbolic of Motives as uncollected