The Birth of Tragedy (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)

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By Friedrich Nietzsche, Douglas Smith (Editor), Douglas Smith (Translator)
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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.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780199540143
ISBN-10: 0199540144
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: August 1st, 2008
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics