Crossings : Nietzsche and the Space of Tragedy

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Boldly contesting recent scholarship, Sallis argues that "The Birth of Tragedy" is a rethinking of art at the limit of metaphysics. His close reading focuses on the complexity of the Apollinian/Dionysian dyad and on the crossing of these basic art impulses in tragedy.

"Sallis effectively calls into question some commonly accepted and simplistic ideas about Nietzsche's early thinking and its debt to Schopenhauer, and proposes alternatives that are worth considering."--Richard Schacht, "Times Literary Supplement"
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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 137.4 x 216.2 x 12.7mm | 199.06g
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0226734374
  • 9780226734378
  • 1,249,234

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Nietzche's The Birth of Tragedy is known as the work by which a new vision of the Greeks was announced and the fateful career of a great thinker was launched. This is the first sustained philosophical reading of Nietzsche treatise to follow in the wake of the new openings made by Heidegger and Derrida for the articulation of the texts of philosophy.
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