The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music (German: Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik) is an 1872 work of dramatic theory by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It was reissued in 1886 as The Birth of Tragedy, Or: Hellenism and Pessimism (German: Die Geburt der Tragödie, Oder: Griechentum und Pessimismus). The later edition contained a prefatory essay, "An Attempt at Self-Criticism", wherein Nietzsche commented on this earliest book.

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The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music
The German first edition
AuthorFriedrich Nietzsche
Original titleDie Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik
LanguageGerman
SubjectsAthenian tragedy, the Apollonian/Dionysian opposition
PublisherE. W. Fritzsch
Publication date
1872
Media typePrint
Pages143
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First print 1872