TITLE

Apollonian/Dionysian (1872) Literary Theory

PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Dictionary of Theories;2002, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Definitions of the terms "Apollonian/Dionysian" are presented. These terms refer to a literary theory proposed by German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. The Apollonian impulse in the poet strives toward rationality and perfection of form, whereas the Dionysian impulse in the poet strives toward music and passion.
ACCESSION #
40421467

 

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