title · The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music
author · Friedrich Wilheim Nietzsche
philosophical movement · Existentialism
language · German
time and place written · Germany, 1871
date of first publication · 1872
major influences · Schopenhauer and Wagner
This is a powerful and influential book. Dealing with philsophy, geneology and anthropology. Nietzsche does a good job at combing the macro philosophies of his time, with the micro interpretations of the detail of these stories and songs. None of which this reviewer picks up upon. So then this review gets a fail from me!