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The Birth of Tragedy

Friedrich Nietzsche


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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

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I don't agree with this review of Nietzsche

by john2054, July 26, 2015

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!


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by JohnVKaravitis, May 15, 2016

I just finished listening to an audiobook of The Birth of Tragedy, and now I found my way to SparkNotes! I'm glad to have a chance to dig deeper into this famous philosophical work, and I wouldn't have been able to do this if it weren't for SparkNotes! Many thanks, and keep up the great work! John V. Karavitis