The Birth of Tragedy: Out of the Spirit of Music

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A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche's first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner, to whom this work was dedicated. Nietzsche outlined a distinction between its two central forces: the Apolline, representing beauty and order, and the Dionysiac, a primal or ecstatic reaction to the sublime. He believed the combination of these states produced the highest forms of music and tragic drama, which not only reveal the truth about suffering in life, but also provide a consolation for it. Impassioned and exhilarating in its conviction, The Birth of Tragedy has become a key text in European culture and in literary criticism.
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The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche became one of the most influential thinkers of the nineteenth century, whose attempts to unmask the motives that underlie traditional Western religion, morality and philosophy would deeply affect generations of philosophers, psychologists and authors. This comprehensive eBook presents Nietzsche’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Nietzsche’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL the published books, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original German texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Includes rare translations of Nietzsche’s poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes Nietzsche’s rare autobiography ‘Ecce Homo’
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Nietzsche’s contribution to modern thought
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: there are no known translations in the public domain of a few early essays. When more translations become available, they will be added to the collection as a free update.
 
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CONTENTS:

The Philosophical Writings
HOMER AND THE CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY
ON THE FUTURE OF OUR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
THE GREEK STATE AND OTHER FRAGMENTS
THE RELATION BETWEEN A SCHOPENHAUERIAN PHILOSOPHY AND A GERMAN CULTURE
HOMER’S CONTEST
THE BIRTH OF TRAGEDY
ON TRUTH AND LIES IN A NONMORAL SENSE
PHILOSOPHY IN THE TRAGIC AGE OF THE GREEKS
THOUGHTS OUT OF SEASON
HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN
THE DAWN OF DAY
THE JOYFUL WISDOM
THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA
BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL
THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS
THE CASE OF WAGNER
THE TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS
THE ANTICHRIST
NIETZSCHE CONTRA WAGNER
THE WILL TO POWER
WE PHILOLOGISTS

The Poetry
LIST OF POEMS
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Autobiography
ECCE HOMO

The Criticism
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE by George Brandes
NIETZSCHE by John Cowper Powys
NIETZSCHE AND WAGNER by Arthur Johnstone
THE GERMAN WAR-TRIUMVIRATE by CHARLES SAROLEA
PROPHETS OF DISSENT: NIETZSCHE by Otto Heller
NIETZSCHE AND OTHER EXPONENTS OF INDIVIDUALISM by Paul Carus

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'The profoundest book there is, born from the innermost richness of truth, an inexhaustible well into which no bucket descends without coming up with gold and goodness.' Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885) was Nietzsche's own favourite among all his books and has proved to be his most popular, having sold millions of copies in many different languages. In it he addresses the problem of how to live a fulfilling life in a world without meaning, in the aftermath of 'the death of God'. Nietzsche's solution lies in the idea of eternal recurrence which he calls 'the highest formula of affirmation that can ever be attained'. A successful engagement with this profoundly Dionysian idea enables us to choose clearly among the myriad possibilities that existence offers, and thereby to affirm every moment of our lives with others on this 'sacred' earth. This translation of Zarathustra (the first new English version for over forty years) conveys the musicality of the original German, and for the first time annotates the abundance of allusions to the Bible and other classic texts with which Nietzsche's masterpiece is in conversation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Penguin UK
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Published on
Nov 27, 2003
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9780141935072
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Criticism / General
Philosophy / Aesthetics
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