By Friedrich Nietzsche
The beginning of Tragedy (1872) was once Nietzsche's first booklet. Its younger faults have been uncovered via Nietzsche within the fabulous "Attempt at a Self-Criticism" which he extra to the recent variation of 1886. however the publication, no matter what its excesses, continues to be essentially the most correct statements on tragedy ever penned. It exploded the belief of Greek tradition that used to be usual down during the Victorian period, and it sounded topics built within the 20th century through classicists, existentialists, psychoanalysts, and others.
The Case of Wagner (1888) used to be one Nietzsche's final books, and his wittiest. In angle and elegance it's diametrically against The beginning of Tragedy. either works go beyond their ostensible topics and care for artwork and tradition, in addition to the issues of the fashionable age generally.
Each publication in itself supplies us an insufficient suggestion of its writer; jointly, they provide a amazing snapshot of Nietzsche's suggestion. the celebrated new translations via Walter Kaufmann fantastically mirror in English Nietzsche's idiom and the energy of his variety. Professor Kaufmann has additionally offered operating footnote commentaries, suitable passages from Nietzsche's correspondence, a bibliography, and, for the 1st time in any variation, an intensive index to every booklet.
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Nietzsche accredited this recommendation. eight First Postscript, penultimate paragraph. nine Ibid. , final paragraph. Nietzsche missed those final criticisms. 10 Nietzsche’s footnote to the 1st Postscript, p. 182, during which he insinuates that Wagner’s father could have been a Jew, Adler being a Jewish identify. the purpose right here is dependent upon Wagner’s inveterate and vocal anti-Semitism. eleven Victor Hehn, Gedanken über Goethe (reflections on Goethe), 1887. The reference is to part three. 12 by means of Jacques Offenbach. The phrases “Off to Crete! ” finish the (first) Postscript. BIBLIOGRAPHY I. THE beginning OF TRAGEDY and THE CASE OF WAGNER 1. The beginning of Tragedy a. First version: Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik. Leipzig: E. W. Fritzsch, 1872. b. moment version with many very mild textual alterations (listed on the finish of vol. I of the Grossoktav variation of Nietzsche’s Werke; see under, II. 2), published in 1874, yet no longer released till 1878 by means of E. Schmeitzner, Chemnitz, who had in the meantime develop into Nietzsche’s writer. c. In 1886, after Fritzsch had back develop into Nietzsche’s publisher—though no longer for long—the last copies of either types have been issued with a brand new name web page and preface: Die Geburt der Tragödie. Oder: Griechenthum und Pessimismus. Von Friedrich Nietzsche. Neue Ausgabe mit dem Versuch einer Selbstkritik. Leipzig: Verlag von E. W. Fritzsch. the one this kind of variants to undergo any date is the 1st. the interpretation during this quantity embodies Nietzsche’s revisions and comprises his “Attempt at a Self-Criticism. ” 2. The Case of Wagner the 1st version of Der Fall Wagner was once released by way of C. G. Naumann, Leipzig, in September 1888. All next versions seemed after Nietzsche’s breakdown. II. NIETZSCHE’S gathered WORKS IN GERMAN For Nietzsche students 2b, eight and, inside of its very slim limits, nine are the one quite enough variants. there's a few attention-grabbing fabric in 10 and eleven, yet those versions can't take where of 2b or eight. people with a extra informal curiosity in Nietzsche will locate 7 such a lot handy, and, with the exception of the editorial postscripts, vols. 70–78 are enough for many reasons. The name of 1–6 is Nietzsche’s Werke. 1. Gesamtausgabe, ed. Peter Gast. Leipzig: Naumann, 1892ff. Discontinued after vol. V. 2. Grossoktavausgabe, ed. by means of numerous editors lower than the overall supervision of Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche—the turnover being due in huge degree to disagreements in regards to the how to be in publishing the Nachlass, i. e. , notes, fragments, and different MS fabric no longer released via Nietzsche himself. The early volumes have been released through Naumann; later the variation used to be taken over via Kröner, Leipzig, who additionally released 3–7 under. a. First ed. : 15 vols. , 1895–1901. Vols. I–VIII comprise Nietzsche’s books; vols. IX–XV the Nachlass. b. Seconded. : 19 vols. , 1901–13. part I (vols. I–VIII), 1905–10: Werke (books). part II (vols. IX–XVI), 1901–11: Nachlass. part III (vols. XVII–XIX), 1910–13: Philologica. The final part, which includes articles, lecture notes, and different fabrics that mirror Nietzsche’s occupation as a classical philologist, was once first further within the moment variation, and while part II was once revised broadly: purely vols.