Crossings: Nietzsche and the Space of Tragedy / Edition 2

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Overview

Boldly contesting recent scholarship, Sallis argues that The Birth of Tragedy is a rethinking of art at the limit of metaphysics. His close reading focuses on the complexity of the Apollinian/Dionysian dyad and on the crossing of these basic art impulses in tragedy.

"Sallis effectively calls into question some commonly accepted and simplistic ideas about Nietzsche's early thinking and its debt to Schopenhauer, and proposes alternatives that are worth considering."--Richard Schacht, Times Literary Supplement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226734378
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1991
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Texts and Abbreviations Das Masslose
1. Apollo Shining Phantasy
2. Dionysus Resounding Excess
3. Tragedy Sublime Ecstasy
4. Socrates Writing Music
"It should have sung . . . "
Index

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