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Nietzsche on tragedy /
M. S. Silk and J. P. Stern.
imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
description
441 p.
ISBN
0521232627
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imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
isbn
0521232627
local note
Fisher copy: With dust jacket.
catalogue key
670855
 
Gift; Michael Walsh; 2015; RB329446.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-431) and index.
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'The appearance of the most detailed study of The Birth of Tragedy yet published, the joint work of the Germanist and authority on Nietzsche and a classical scholar known for his interest in literary theory, is a notable event in Nietzschean studies ... The authors are familiar with the very great quantity of literature, both primary and secondary, that is relevant, and their critical analysis throws light on almost every corner of the complicated subject.'Hugh Lloyd-Jones, The Times Literary Supplement
'The appearance of the most detailed study of The Birth of Tragedy yet published, the joint work of the Germanist and authority on Nietzsche and a classical scholar known for his interest in literary theory, is a notable event in Nietzschean studies ... The authors are familiar with the very great quantity of literature, both primary and secondary, that is relevant, and their critical analysis throws light on almost every corner of the complicated subject.' Hugh Lloyd-Jones, The Times Literary Supplement
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This is the first comprehensive study of Nietzsche's earliest (and extraordinary) book, The Birth of Tragedy (1872). When he wrote it, Nietzsche was a Greek scholar, a friend and champion of Wagner, and a philosopher in the making. His book has been very influential and widely read, but has always posed great difficulties for readers because of the particular way Nietzsche brings his ancient and modern interests together. The proper appreciation of such a work requires access to ideas that cross the boundaries of conventional specialisms. This is now provided by M. S. Silk and J. P. Stern in their joint study of Nietzsche's book. They examine in detail its content, style and form; its strange genesis and hybrid status; its biographical background and the controversy engendered by its publication; its value as an account of ancient Greek culture and as a theory of tragedy and music; its relation to other theories of tragedy; and its place in the history of German ideas and in Nietzsche's own philosophical career.
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This is the first comprehensive study of Nietzsche's earliest (and extraordinary) book, The Birth of Tragedy (1872). When he wrote it, Nietzsche was a Greek scholar, a friend and champion of Wagner, and a philosopher in the making. His book has been very influential and widely read, but has always posed great difficulties for readers because of the particular way Nietzsche brings his ancient and modern interests together. The proper appreciation of such a work requires access to ideas that cross the boundaries of conventional specialisms. This is now provided by M. S. Silk and J. P. Stern in their joint study of Nietzsche's book.
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The first comprehensive study of Nietzche's earliest (and extraordinary) book, The Birth of Tragedy. The authors examine, among other things, its strange genesis and hybrid status, the controversy engendered by its publication, and its value as an account of ancient Greek culture and as a theory of tragedy and music.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Notep. x
Germany and Greece
Theories of tragedyp. 1
German Hellenismp. 4
Classical scholarshipp. 9
Biographical background I: Nietzsche and his early interests
Life and classical careerp. 15
Schopenhauerp. 17
Greecep. 21
Music: the conversion to Wagnerp. 24
Biographical background II: the genesis of The Birth of Tragedy
Basle, Tribschen, and the first plans for a bookp. 31
The problem of the genesisp. 41
New plans, war, 'philosophical credentials'p. 43
Wagner and the concluding phasep. 52
The argument of The Birth of Tragedyp. 62
The aftermath
First reactions, Wilamowitz, Rohdep. 90
The later years at Basle and the break with Wagnerp. 107
The last active years: Nietzsche's afterthoughtsp. 115
Breakdown and fame: modern opinionsp. 125
Nietzsche's account of Greece
The Birth of Tragedy and classical scholarshipp. 132
Greek musicp. 137
The origin of tragedyp. 142
Literary historyp. 150
Mores and religionp. 159
Dionysus and Apollop. 166
The phases of Greek culturep. 185
Mode and originality
The mixed mode of The Birth of Tragedyp. 188
Centripetal imagesp. 196
Literal and paraliteralp. 204
The originality of the Dionysiac-Apolline antithesisp. 209
The originality of the book as a wholep. 216
Tragedy, music and aesthetics
The Birth of Tragedy and Aristotle's Poeticsp. 225
Music and 'musical tragedy'p. 239
Greek tragedy and Greek tragediansp. 251
Tragedy and the tragicp. 265
Aesthetics and metaphysicsp. 280
Nietzsche and earlier German theories of tragedy
Lessingp. 297
Kant and Schillerp. 301
Schellingp. 305
Hegelp. 312
Schopenhauerp. 326
Style and philosophyp. 332
Notesp. 381
Bibliographyp. 429
Indexp. 432
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