The Birth of Tragedy

- This book provides an answer - "a man who knows" speaks in it, the initiate and disciple of his god.' The Birth of Tragedy (1872) is a book about the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191015946

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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'Yes, what is Dionysian? - This book provides an answer - "a man who knows" speaks in it, the initiate and disciple of his god.' 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 delicate but powerful balance between Dionysian 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.



The Birth of Tragedy

Presents an argument for the necessity for art in life. This book is based on the author's enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0140433392

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

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Presents an argument for the necessity for art in life. This book is based on the author's enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner. It outlines a distinction between two central forces: the Apolline, representing beauty and order, and the Dionysiac, a primal or ecstatic reaction to the sublime.

Nietzsche s The Birth of Tragedy

This is an introduction to one of Nietzsche's most important works - a key text in nineteenth-century philosophy.

Author: Douglas Burnham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441171665

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Friedrich Nietzsche was arguably the most important and influential thinker of the nineteenth century. The Birth of Tragedy, his first published work, is a classic text that remains an essential read for those seeking to understand the development of Nietzsche's ideas. Indeed, it is difficult to make sense of Nietzsche as a philosopher and writer without a thorough understanding of The Birth of Tragedy, without doubt one of his most influential texts. Nietzsche's 'The Birth of Tragedy': A Reader's Guide offers a concise and accessible introduction to this hugely important and yet challenging work. Written specifically to meet the needs of students coming to Nietzsche for the first time, the book offers guidance on: - Philosophical and historical context - Key themes - Reading the text- Reception and influence - Further reading

The Birth of Tragedy

Explores the origins of Greek tragedy and the elements through which it achieved greatness, which include the opposing characteristics of Dionysian irrationality and Apollonian restraint.

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486285154

Category: Philosophy

Page: 92

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Explores the origins of Greek tragedy and the elements through which it achieved greatness, which include the opposing characteristics of Dionysian irrationality and Apollonian restraint.

The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner

Its youthful faults were exposed by Nietzsche in the brilliant "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he added to the new edition of 1886. But the book, whatever its excesses, remains one of the most relevant statements on tragedy ever penned.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030743298X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Two representative and important works in one volume by one of the greatest German philosophers. The Birth of Tragedy (1872) was Nietzsche's first book. Its youthful faults were exposed by Nietzsche in the brilliant "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he added to the new edition of 1886. But the book, whatever its excesses, remains one of the most relevant statements on tragedy ever penned. It exploded the conception of Greek culture that was prevalent down through the Victorian era, and it sounded themes developed in the twentieth century by classicists, existentialists, psychoanalysts, and others. The Case of Wagner (1888) was one Nietzsche's last books, and his wittiest. In attitude and style it is diametrically opposed to The Birth of Tragedy. Both works transcend their ostensible subjects and deal with art and culture, as well as the problems of the modern age generally. Each book in itself gives us an inadequate idea of its author; together, they furnish a striking image of Nietzsche's thought. The distinguished translations by Walter Kaufmann superbly reflect in English Nietzsche's idiom and the vitality of his style. Professor Kaufmann has also furnished running footnote commentaries, relevant passages from Nietzsche's correspondence, a bibliography, and, for the first time in any edition, an extensive index to each book.

Nietzsche and The Birth of Tragedy

The book will be an invaluable guide to readers in Philosophy, Literary Studies and Classics coming to "The Birth of Tragedy" for the first time.

Author: Paul Raimond Daniels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317548108

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Nietzsche's philosophy - at once revolutionary, erudite and deep - reaches into all spheres of the arts. Well into a second century of influence, the profundity of his ideas and the complexity of his writings still determine Nietzsche's power to engage his readers. His first book, "The Birth of Tragedy", presents us with a lively inquiry into the existential meaning of Greek tragedy. We are confronted with the idea that the awful truth of our existence can be revealed through tragic art, whereby our relationship to the world transfigures from pessimistic despair into sublime elation and affirmation. It is a landmark text in his oeuvre and remains an important book both for newcomers to Nietzsche and those wishing to enrich their appreciation of his mature writings. "Nietzsche and The Birth of Tragedy" provides a clear account of the text and explores the philosophical, literary and historical influences bearing upon it. Each chapter examines part of the text, explaining the ideas presented and assessing relevant scholarly points of interpretation. The book will be an invaluable guide to readers in Philosophy, Literary Studies and Classics coming to "The Birth of Tragedy" for the first time.

Nietzsche s The Birth of Tragedy From the Spirit of Music

In this, his first book, Nietzsche developed a way of thinking about the arts that unites the Greek gods Apollo and Dionysus as the central symbol of human existence.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 8726627493

Category: Philosophy

Page: 60

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"The Birth of Tragedy" stands alongside Aristotle’s "Poetics" as essential works for all who seek to understand poetry and its relationship to human life. In this, his first book, Nietzsche developed a way of thinking about the arts that unites the Greek gods Apollo and Dionysus as the central symbol of human existence. Although tragedy serves as the focus of this work, music, visual art, dance, and the other arts can also be viewed using Nietzsche’s analysis and integration of the Apollonian and the Dionysian. Nietzsche opened the door to philosophy in the 20th century. He anticipated depth psychology, championed myth, attacked literalism in religion and the arts, placed humanity in an evolutionary perspective, and launched a critique of scientism that remains potent in the 21st century. Although he is often linked to the movement known as existentialism, Nietzsche’s overall work defies being placed in any single category.

The Birth of Tragedy

Friedrich Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music, published in 1872, is not only the first major work of the most provocative voice in modern philosophy but also the most important study of Greek tragedy since Aristotle ...

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Debolsillo

ISBN: 9781935238904

Category: Philosophy

Page: 129

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The Birth of Tragedy Or Hellenism and Pessimism

Nietzsche found in classical Athenian tragedy an art form that transcended the pessimism and nihilism of a fundamentally meaningless world.

Author: F. W. Nietzsche

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781796656855

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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Nietzsche found in classical Athenian tragedy an art form that transcended the pessimism and nihilism of a fundamentally meaningless world. The Greek spectators, by looking into the abyss of human suffering and affirming it, passionately and joyously affirmed the meaning of their own existence. They knew themselves to be infinitely more than petty individuals, finding self-affirmation not in another life, not in a world to come, but in the terror and ecstasy alike celebrated in the performance of tragedies.

The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche Delphi Classics Illustrated

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Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 178877857X

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

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The Invention of Dionysus

This book argues that The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche's first book, does not mark a rupture with his prior philosophical undertakings but is, in fact, continuous with them and with his later writings as well.

Author: James I. Porter

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804737005

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This book argues that The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche's first book, does not mark a rupture with his prior philosophical undertakings but is, in fact, continuous with them and with his later writings as well. It shows that many of the book's elements are reminiscent of Nietzsche's earlier revisions of philology and anticipate the later writings.




Dionysus after Nietzsche

Explores how, after Nietzsche, Dionysus and the ancient Greeks would never be the same again.

Author: Adam Lecznar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108482562

Category: History

Page: 252

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Explores how, after Nietzsche, Dionysus and the ancient Greeks would never be the same again.

The Birth of Tragedy

Discusses the background of Nietzsche's work, analyzes its themes and concepts, and describes its critical reception

Author: David Lenson

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Discusses the background of Nietzsche's work, analyzes its themes and concepts, and describes its critical reception

The Birth of Tragedy and The Genealogy of Morals

The Birth of Tragedy (1872) was Nietzsche's first book; The Genealogy of Morals (1887) one of his last.

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0385092105

Category: Philosophy

Page: 299

View: 991

Skillful, sophisticated translations of two of Nietzsche's essential works about the conflict between the moral and aesthetic approaches to life, the impact of Christianity on human values, the meaning of science, the contrast between the Apollonian and Dionysian spirits, and other themes central to his thinking.