By Friedrich Nietzsche
The beginning of Tragedy (1872) was once Nietzsche's first e-book. Its younger faults have been uncovered through Nietzsche within the excellent "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he further to the hot version of 1886. however the e-book, no matter what its excesses, continues to be some of the most correct statements on tragedy ever penned. It exploded the perception of Greek tradition that was once widely used down during the Victorian period, and it sounded issues built within the 20th century by means of classicists, existentialists, psychoanalysts, and others.
The Case of Wagner (1888) was once one Nietzsche's final books, and his wittiest. In angle and elegance it truly is diametrically against The beginning of Tragedy. either works go beyond their ostensible topics and care for paintings and tradition, in addition to the issues of the fashionable age generally.
Each e-book in itself provides us an insufficient concept of its writer; jointly, they provide a extraordinary picture of Nietzsche's proposal. the prestigious new translations via Walter Kaufmann fantastically replicate in English Nietzsche's idiom and the power of his sort. Professor Kaufmann has additionally provided working footnote commentaries, correct passages from Nietzsche's correspondence, a bibliography, and, for the 1st time in any variation, an in depth index to every ebook.