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The Birth of Tragedy

The Birth of Tragedy

By: Friedrich Nietzsche

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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 restraint 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. These and many other ideas are argued with passionate conviction in this challenging book, called by British classicist F. M. Cornford "a work of profound imaginative insight, which left the scholarship of a generation toiling in the rear."

Reprint of the Clifton P. Fadiman, 1927 edition.
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ISBN 100486285154
ISBN 139780486285153
Author/EditorFriedrich Nietzsche
FormatBook
Grade level9 and Up (ages 14 and up)
Page Count96
Dimensions5 3/16 x 8 1/4

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