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In his Birth of Tragedy, which is really about the death of tragedy, Nietzsche
blamed the radically new prestige of knowledge and conscious intelligence—
which arose in ancient Greece with the figure of Socrates—for the waning of
instinct and ...
It might well be argued that the form which Abel calls the metaplay, particularly in
its modern versions, represents a fusion of the posthumous spirit of tragedy with
the most ancient principles of comedy. Some modern metaplays, such as ...
a question Abel does not raise in his book, though Christian tragedy would seem
to be inevitable if one stops at the assertion that belief in implacable values is the
necessary ingredient for making tragedies. As everyone knows, there was no ...
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If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review