The Birth of Tragedy

Nietzsche's first published book, The Birth of Tragedy is a compelling argument for the necessity of art in life This landmark work of criticism is fuelled by Nietzsche's enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, the philosophy of Schopenhauer and the ...

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141935073

Category: Philosophy

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A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche's first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner, to whom this work was dedicated. Nietzsche outlined a distinction between its two central forces: the Apolline, representing beauty and order, and the Dionysiac, a primal or ecstatic reaction to the sublime. He believed the combination of these states produced the highest forms of music and tragic drama, which not only reveal the truth about suffering in life, but also provide a consolation for it. Impassioned and exhilarating in its conviction, The Birth of Tragedy has become a key text in European culture and in literary criticism.

The Birth of Tragedy Illustrated

Passionate about the Music of Richard Wagner, the philosophy of Schopenhauer, and Greek tragedy, he conflated all three topics to get to the roots of music through ancient Greek tragedy.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523767083

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Page: 194

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Passionate about the Music of Richard Wagner, the philosophy of Schopenhauer, and Greek tragedy, he conflated all three topics to get to the roots of music through ancient Greek tragedy. The main theme is the opposition of the gods Apollo and Dionysus, as representatives of order and chaos, respectively. Through reason and the primordial human instincts, he was convinced the rapt of music, ecstasies, and the sublime could be perceived.

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.

The Birth of Tragedy

Nevertheless, he found in these ancient works the life-affirming concept that existence is still beautiful, however grim and depressing it may sometimes be.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611144X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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Philosopher's classic study declares that Greek tragedy achieved greatness through a fusion of elements of Apollonian restraint and control with Dionysian components of passion and the irrational.

The Birth of Tragedy

This new edition of Nietzsche's discussion of the nature of art, science, and religion, expounds on the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time.

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192832924

Category: Philosophy

Page: 173

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This new edition of Nietzsche's discussion of the nature of art, science, and religion, expounds on the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time. The book's argument raises important questions about the problematic nature of cultural origins, which are still valid today.



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

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Category: Aesthetics, Modern

Page: 299

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The Birth of Tragedy (1872) was Nietzsche's first book; The Genealogy of Morals (1887) one of his last. Both are about the conflict between the moral and aesthetic approaches to life, the impact of Christianity on human values, the meaning of science, the famous contrast between the Apollonian and Dionysian spirits, and the other themes that dominated Nietzsche's life and have made him a figure of the first magnitude for contemporary thought.

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

In this, his first book, he 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: Agora Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 1887250611

Category: Philosophy

Page: 60

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In this, his first book, he 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. 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.


The Birth of Tragedy Or Hellenism and Pessimism

The later edition contained a prefatory essay, and quot;An Attempt at Self-Criticism and quot;, wherein Nietzsche commented on this earliest book.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 0369400348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music is an 1872 work of dramatic theory by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It was reissued in 1886 as The Birth of Tragedy, Or: Hellenism and Pessimism and (German: Die Geburt der Tragödie, Oder: Griechentum und Pessimismus and ). The later edition contained a prefatory essay, and quot;An Attempt at Self-Criticism and quot;, wherein Nietzsche commented on this earliest book. The Birth of Tragedy was angrily criticized by many respected professional scholars of Greek literature. Particularly vehement was philologist Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, who denounced Nietzsche and 's work as slipshod and misleading. Prompted by Nietzsche, Erwin Rohde—a friend who had written a favorable review that sparked the first derogatory debate over the book—responded by exposing Wilamowitz-Moellendorf and 's inaccurate citations of Nietzsche and 's work. Richard Wagner also issued a response to Wilamowitz-Moellendorf and 's critique, but his action only served to characterize Nietzsche as the composer and 's lackey.

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: 1317548094

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 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.

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 by Friedrich Nietzsche Delphi Classics Illustrated

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche’.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 178877857X

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Nietzsche includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Nietzsche’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Birth of Tragedy

"The Birth of Tragedy" subtitled as "Hellenism and Pessimism" is a work of dramatic theory which discusses the history of the tragic form and introduces an intellectual dichotomy between the Dionysian and the Apollonian.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027220750

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 140

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"The Birth of Tragedy" subtitled as "Hellenism and Pessimism" is a work of dramatic theory which discusses the history of the tragic form and introduces an intellectual dichotomy between the Dionysian and the Apollonian. Nietzsche believed that in classical Athenian tragedy an art form that transcended the pessimism and nihilism of a fundamentally meaningless world. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a German philosopher, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. Because of Nietzsche's evocative style and provocative ideas, his philosophy generates passionate reactions. His works remain controversial, due to varying interpretations and misinterpretations of his work. In the Western philosophy tradition, Nietzsche's writings have been described as the unique case of free revolutionary thought, that is, revolutionary in its structure and problems, although not tied to any revolutionary project.

The Birth of Tragedy

He also addresses the problem of nihilism in modern culture. The Birth of Tragedy offers an excellent point of entry into Nietzsche's corpus.

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780760780862

Category: Philosophy

Page: 123

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he Birth of Tragedy argues the importance of the tension between what Nietzsche called Apollonian and Dionysian forces. These contrasting forces enable a work of art to reveal the truth about human existence in such a way that we are able to bear the weight of its tragic wisdom. Nietzsche boldly combines aesthetics and psychology in a creative meditation on the sources of artistic inspiration. He also addresses the problem of nihilism in modern culture. The Birth of Tragedy offers an excellent point of entry into Nietzsche's corpus.