Nietzsche on Tragedy

Nietzsche on Tragedy

by M. S. Silk, J. P. Stern


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A comprehensive study of Nietzsche's earliest book The Birth of Tragedy examines in detail the origins, style, content and form of the work; the biographical background and the controversy its publication caused; its value as an account of ancient Greek tragedy etc...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316507933
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/26/2016
Series: Cambridge Philosophy Classics Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

M. S. Silk is Professor of Classical and Comparative Literature at King's College London. His research interests include tragedy and comedy in theory and practice, Greek poetry and drama, and both ancient and modern literary theory.

J. P. Stern (1920-1991) was Professor of German at University College London from 1972 to 1986, and was a prolific scholar of nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature.

Table of Contents

Preface to this edition Lesley Chamberlain; Note; 1. Germany and Greece; 2. Biographical background I: Nietzsche and his early interests; 3. Biographical background II: the genesis of The Birth of Tragedy; 4. The argument of The Birth of Tragedy; 5. The aftermath; 6. Nietzsche's account of Greece; 7. Mode and originality; 8. Tragedy, music and aesthetics; 9. Nietzsche and earlier German theories of tragedy; 10. Style and philosophy; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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