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- DescriptionThis text argues that The Birth of Tragedy , Nietzsche's first book, does t mark a rupture with his prior philosophical undertakings but is, in fact, continuous with them and with his later writings as well. These continuities are displayed above all in the entanglement of his surface narratives, in the self-consuming artifice of his writing, in the interplay of his voices, posturings, and ironies in a word, in his staging of meaning rather than in his advocacy of one position or ather. The author shows that many of the substantive elements of The Birth of Tragedy are reminiscent of Nietzsche s earlier revisions of philology and that they anticipate the later writings: the inversion of the Dionysian and Appollinian domains; the interest in the atomistic challenge to Platonism (one of Nietzsche s lifelong concerns); and the theory of the all-too-human subject that emerges as a cultural anthropology, a hauntingly present reminder of human pretensions and their limits, which is likewise a thread that runs through the whole of Nietzsche s oeuvre, critically undoing what his philosophy appears to erect. The author argues that the coherence of Nietzsche s writings up to and including The Birth of Tragedy is incontestable. It points to a fact that needs to be turned to account in any reading of The Birth of Tragedy, namely that Nietzsche is a most unreliable witness to his own meaning.
- Author BiographyJames I. Porter is Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. He is the editor of Constructions of the Classical Body and the author of Nietzsche and the Philology of the Future (Stanford, 1999).
- Author(s)James I. Porter
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication01/09/2000
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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