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The Birth of Tragedy and the Case of Wagner

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The Birth of Tragedy (1872) was Nietzsche's first book. Its youthful faults were exposed by Nietzsche in the brilliant "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he added to the new edition of 1886. But the book, whatever its excesses, remains one of the most relevant statements on tragedy ever penned. It exploded the conception of Greek culture that was prevalent down through the Victorian era, and it sounded themes developed in the twentieth century by classicists, existentialists, psychoanalysts, and others.

The Case of Wagner (1888) was one Nietzsche's last books, and his wittiest. In attitude and style it is diametrically opposed to The Birth of Tragedy. Both works transcend their ostensible subjects and deal with art and culture, as well as the problems of the modern age generally.

Each book in itself gives us an inadequate idea of its author; together, they furnish a striking image of Nietzsche's thought. The distinguished new translations by Walter Kaufmann superbly reflect in English Nietzsche's idiom and the vitality of his style. Professor Kaufmann has also furnished running footnote commentaries, relevant passages from Nietzsche's correspondence, a bibliography, and, for the first time in any edition, an extensive index to each book.

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Fall Wagner, English / Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307432988
Subtitle:
And the Case of Wagner
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Creator:
Friedrich Wilhelm, Nietzsche
Author:
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Author:
Nietzsche, Friedrich
Author:
Friedrich Wilhelm, Nietzsche
Subject:
Philosophy : Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Philosophy : Aesthetics
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Existentialism
Subject:
History - 19th Century
Subject:
Greek drama
Subject:
Movements - Existentialism
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Tragedy
Subject:
Mythology, Greek, in literature
Subject:
Tragic, the
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1967
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
223

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