The Birth of Tragedy

The Birth of Tragedy

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By (author) Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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  • Publisher: Nuvision Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 15mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2009
  • ISBN 10: 159547546X
  • ISBN 13: 9781595475466
  • Sales rank: 1,813,638

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Whatever might have been be the basis for this dubious book, it must have been a question of the utmost importance and charm, as well as a deeply personal one. Testimony to that effect is the time in which it arose (in spite of which it arose), that disturbing era of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. While the thunderclap of the Battle of Worth was reverberating across Europe, the meditative lover of enigmas whose lot it was to father this book sat somewhere in a corner of the Alps, extremely reflective and perplexed (thus simultaneously very distressed and carefree) and wrote down his thoughts concerning the Greeks, the kernel of that odd and difficult book to which this later preface (or postscript) should be dedicated.

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