This book argues that The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche's first book, does not mark a rupture with his prior philosophical undertakings but is, in fact, continuous with them and with his later writings as well. It shows that many of the book's elements are reminiscent of Nietzsche's earlier revisions of philology and anticipate the later writings.
About the Author
James I. Porter is Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. He is the editor of Constructions of the Classical Body and the author of Nietzsche and the Philology of the Future (Stanford, 1999).