The Birth of Tragedy

The Birth of Tragedy

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by Friedrich Nietzsche
     
 

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The Birth of Tragedy (1872) is a book about the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time. For Nietzsche, Greek tragedy is the expression of a culture which has achieved a powerful balance between insight into the chaos and suffering which underlies all existence and the discipline and clarity of rational Apollonian form. In order

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The Birth of Tragedy (1872) is a book about the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time. For Nietzsche, Greek tragedy is the expression of a culture which has achieved a powerful balance between insight into the chaos and suffering which underlies all existence and the discipline and clarity of rational Apollonian form. In order to promote a return to these values, Nietzsche undertakes a critique of the complacent rationalism of late nineteenth-century German culture and makes an impassioned plea for the regenerative potential of the music of Wagner. In its wide-ranging discussion of the nature of art, science and religion, Nietzsche's argument raises important questions about the problematic nature of cultural origins which are still of concern today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191015946
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
06/12/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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The Birth of Tragedy (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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A masterpiece from a master. This book is a wonderful master piece on the workings of art and it's creation based on two fundamental  forces that drives our lives. 
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