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Crossings

Nietzsche and the Space of Tragedy

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

168 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1991

Philosophy: Aesthetics, History and Classic Works

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Texts and Abbreviations
Das Masslose
1. Apollo
Shining Phantasy
2. Dionysus
Resounding Excess
3. Tragedy
Sublime Ecstasy
4. Socrates
Writing Music
"It should have sung . . . "
Index

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