Nietzsche on Tragedy by M. S. Silk
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Nietzsche on Tragedy
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Nietzsche on Tragedy

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Nietzsche on Tragedy by M. S. Silk

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521272551
ISBN-10: 0521272556
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 452
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Jul-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author M. S. Silk

Nietzsche on Tragedy by M. S. Silk Nietzsche on Tragedy, Hardback (August 2016)

This influential book was the first comprehensive study of Nietzsche's earliest work, The Birth of Tragedy (1872).

Homer: The Iliad by M. S. Silk Homer: The Iliad, Paperback (January 2004)

This volume is a distinctive critical introduction to Homer's Iliad, the earliest epic poem.

Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy by M. S. Silk Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy, Paperback (August 2002)

A major critical study of the greatest comic writer of ancient Greece, which relates Aristophanes' work to modern literature and modern theory in order to offer a new theory of comedy. It will be essential reading for students and specialists of ancient Greek drama and poetry, and also for many students and scholars of modern literature.

Tragedy and the Tragic by M. S. Silk Tragedy and the Tragic, Paperback (July 1998)

This volume of 29 new essays has an extensive range - from Aeschylus to Sean O'Casey, from Aristotle to Rene Girard - but also a consistent focus on the ultimate question: how best to define or understand Greek tragedy in particular and tragedy in general.

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