Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Death of Tragedy

Though its not a bad book (a little old-fashioned, you know, but OK), the title of Steiner's Death of Tragedy is weak. It exists in too-obviously subaltern a relationship to Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy -- and stretches out an implicit, and rather ludicrous, timeline for the mode (The Adolescence of Tragedy; The Young Adulthood of Tragedy; The Mid-Life Crisis of Tragedy; Tragedy's Retirement ...)

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