4 June 1981
Show More Nietzsche on Tragedy by M.S. Silk and J.P. Stern.
Cambridge, 441 pp., £27.50, March 1981, 0 521 23262 7Show More
Nietzsche: A Critical Life by Ronald Hayman.
Weidenfeld, 424 pp., £18.50, March 1980, 0 297 77636 3Show More
Nietzsche. Vol. 1: The Will to Power as Art by Martin Heidegger, translated by David Farrell Krell.
Routledge, 263 pp., £11.50, March 1981, 0 7100 0744 2Show More
“... above all, in the tragedians Aeschylus and Sophocles. Of these, Nietzsche tends to emphasise Aeschylus, who was indeed the earlier, but (as Silk and Stern point out) it is certainly Sophocles who most clearly and unpityingly embodies what Nietzsche had in mind. The third great tragedian, Euripides, destroyed tragedy, according to Nietzsche, or rather helped it to destroy itself, in association ...”