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Birth of Tragedy, the (1872) [Textbook]
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Among the most influential philosophers of modern times, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) declared in this classic study that Greek tragedy achieved greatness through a fusion of elements of Apollonian restraing and control with Dionysian components of passion and the irrational. In Nietzsche's eyes, however, Greek tragedy had been destroyed by the rationalism and optimism of thinkers like Socrates. Nevertheless, he found in these ancient works the life-affirming concept that existence is still beautiful, however grim and depressing it may sometimes be.

Original title: Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik
Original languages: German


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Edition #1: The Birth of Tragedy

The Birth of Tragedy (1927)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Clifton P. Fadiman
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Manifested in:

The Birth of Tragedy (1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Dover Thrift Editions
ISBN: 0486285154
Pages: 92

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