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Kenneth Haynes

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199212125

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212125.001.0001

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Apollo, Dionysus, and Nineteenth-Century English and German Poetry

Apollo, Dionysus, and Nineteenth-Century English and German Poetry

(p.138) Chapter Five Apollo, Dionysus, and Nineteenth-Century English and German Poetry
English Literature and Ancient Languages


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This chapter focuses on the influence of Apollo and Dionysus on 19th-century English and German poetry. It discusses how Friedrich Nietzsche inherited and transformed a legacy of German literature culture which had been obsessed for more than a century with Greece and specifically with two competing versions of ancient Greece. It presents several literary works wherein German and English writers imitate the poetry style of Greek writers.

Keywords:   Apollo, Dionysus, 19th century, English, German, Greek, Hellenism, poetry, Friedrich Nietzsche

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