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The Brazilian reception of The Birth of Tragedy in the first thirty years after its publication


This article seeks to show that the work The Birth of Tragedy was received in Rio de Janeiro (the “Mecca of Northerners”, in José Veríssimo’s expression) from the end of the 19th century, in particular among some members of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and by the reputed music criticism Rodrigues Barbosa (in the dozens of articles about “Tolstoy and Nietzsche”, published in Jornal do Commercio ). In the same way, we intend to reconstruct with historiographic precision the sources and the profile of the authors who read and published the respective work in our country in the first thirty years of its publication.

Nietzsche; reception; Birth of tragedy ; Brazilian intelligence

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