The first book by the author of the classic philosophical text Beyond Good and Evil.
The youthful faults of this work were exposed by the author himself 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 analyzed themes developed in the twentieth century by classicists, existentialists, psychoanalysts, and others.
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Table Of Contents
The Birth of Tragedy – Friedrich Nietzsche Introduction Further Reading
The Birth of Tragedy: Attempt at a Self-Criticism Preface to Richard Wagner The Birth of Tragedy Notes
About Friedrich Nietzsche
The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born in Prussia in 1844. After the death of his father, a Lutheran minister, Nietzsche was raised from the age of five by his mother in a household of women. In 1869 he was appointed… More about Friedrich Nietzsche
Published by Penguin Classics Jan 01, 1994| 160 Pages| ISBN 9780140433395