The Birth of Tragedy (Oxford World´s Classics)http://www.pantarhei.sk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/250x361/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/t/h/the-birth-of-tragedy-oxford-world-s-classics.jpgISBN:
'Yes, what is Dionysian? - This book provides an answer - a man who knows" speaks in it, the initiate and disciple of his god. ' The Birth of Tragedy (1872) is a book about the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time. For Nietzsche, Greek tragedy is the expression of a culture which has achieved a delicate but powerful balance between Dionysian insight into the chaos and suffering which underlies all existence and the discipline and clarity of rational Apollonian form. In order to promote a return to these values, Nietzsche undertakes a critique of the complacent rationalism of late nineteenth-century German culture and makes an impassioned plea for the regenerative potential of the music of Wagner. In its wide-ranging discussion of the nature of art, science and religion, Nietzsche's argument raises important questions about the problematic nature of cultural origins which are still of concern today. "