Apollonian/Dionysian (1872) Literary Theory

January 2002
Dictionary of Theories;2002, p29
Reference Entry
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.


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