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The Birth of Tragedy
     

The Birth of Tragedy

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by Frederick Nietzsche
 

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Nietzsche argues that the tragedy of Ancient Greece was the highest form of art due to its mixture of both Apollonian and Dionysian elements into one seamless whole, allowing the spectator to experience the full spectrum of the human condition. The Dionysian element was to be found in the music of the chorus, while the Apollonian element was found in the dialogue

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Nietzsche argues that the tragedy of Ancient Greece was the highest form of art due to its mixture of both Apollonian and Dionysian elements into one seamless whole, allowing the spectator to experience the full spectrum of the human condition. The Dionysian element was to be found in the music of the chorus, while the Apollonian element was found in the dialogue which gave a concrete symbolism that balanced the Dionysiac revelry. Basically, the Apollonian spirit was able to give form to the abstract Dionysian.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149341795
Publisher:
Shamrock Eden Publishing
Publication date:
04/03/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
114 KB

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Nietzsche is known for his use of poetry and prose (sometimes together in poetic prose style) in his writings. An excellent example is his iconic phrase "God is dead", in German: Gott ist tot. This, combined with the fact that he disdained any kind of system, has made several aspects of his philosophy seemingly lacking coherent meaning or being paradoxical. Because of Nietzsche's evocative style and his often outrageous claims, his philosophy generates passionate reactions running from love to disgust. His works remain controversial, due to varying interpretations and misinterpretations of his work. In Western philosophy tradition, Nietzsche's writings are the unique case of free revolutionary thought that is revolutionary in its structure and problems but isn't tied to any revolutionary project at all.

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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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