The Birth of Tragedy
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... show more
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.
Publish date: November 27th 2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, European Literature
, Literary Criticism
, 19th Century
, German Literature
Nietzsche is really speaking about the death of tragedy not its birth. He really doesn't like humanism in any of its variations. He says that it's our experiences which give us our understanding (a very Husserlian Phenomenological thing to say). The instinct, emotion, passion, the mysticism withi...
S5: .... we know the subjective artist only as the poor artist, and throughout the entire range of art we demand first of all the conquest of the subjective, redemption from the “ego,” and the silencing of the individual will and desire. Indeed, we find it impossible to believe in any truly artist...
Friedrich Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy In Helen Morales' introduction to Tim Whitmarsh's fine new translation of Leucippe and Clitophon , http://leopard.booklikes.com/post/532655/postwritten by the Alexandrian Greek Achilles Tatius in the 2nd century CE, she mentions that Nietzsche condemned t...