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Author Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900.

Title The birth of tragedy out of the spirit of music / Friedrich Nietzsche ; translated by Shaun Whiteside ; edited by Michael Tanner
Published London ; New York : Penguin, 1993

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Description xxxi, 120 pages, 1 unnumbered page ; 21 cm
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction -- Further Reading -- The Birth of Tragedy: -- Attempt at a Self-Criticism -- Preface to Richard Wagner -- The Birth of Tragedy -- Notes
Summary In The Birth of Tragedy Nietzsche expounds on the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time. He declares it to be 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 critiques complacent rationalism of late nineteenth-century German culture and makes an impassioned plea for the regenerative potential of the music of Wagner. A wide ranging discussion of the nature of art, science, and religion, The Birth of Tragedy's argument raises important questions about the problematic nature of cultural origins which are still valid today
Analysis Tragic, The
Aesthetics
Music - Philosophy and aesthetics
Ethics
Greek drama (Tragedy) - History and criticism
Notes Shelving title: Birth of tragedy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-[121])
Notes Translated from the German
Subject Tragic, The.
Ethics.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
Aesthetics.
Genre/Form Tragedies (Drama)
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Author Tanner, Michael, 1935-
LC no. 94163915
ISBN 0140433392
Other Titles Geburt der Tragödie. English
Birth of tragedy
Birth of tragedy