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The Birth of Tragedy

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Genres:

Music

Description:

Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Music was published in 1872. In 1869, at the age of 24, he had been appointed a professor of classical philology at the University of Basel, a remarkable position for one of his age, and the book was his first significant publication. It did little, however, to help his reputation as a scholar; his views were controversial and aroused strong criticism in some quarters, while his deliberate espousal of the cause of the composer Richard Wagner was, to say the least, unhelpful. Nietzsche later revised his views on Wagner and re-issued The Birth of Tragedy in 1886 under the title The Birth of Tragedy, or Hellenism and Pessimism, introducing it with An Attempt at a Self-Criticism. The present reading includes this last, his 1871 Preface to Richard Wagner and the original book itself, with its famous discussion of the Apollonian and Dionysian in Greek tragedy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Duncan Steen

Length:

6h 6m


Chapters

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04:15

Introduction
Introduction

03:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:36


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:44


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:22


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:16


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:56


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:52


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:01


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:38


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:21