Nietzsche’s Concept

by George Moore
TO FABIENNE, WITH FLOWERS

Who hath taught you so subtle a measure
in what hall have you heard it;
What foot beat out your time-bar
what water has mellowed your whistles?

Outweariers of Apollo will, as we know, continue
their Martian generalities
We have our erasers in order,
A new fangled chariot follows the flower-hung
horses;
A young Muse with young loves clustered about her
ascends with me into aether …
And there is no high road to the Muses

Ezra Pound
Homage to Sextus Propertius

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE

The Tragic Recognition (Inspiration)
Apollo and Dionysius
Homer and the Epic
Archilochus and the Lyric
The Dithyramb

Aeschylus
Sophocles
Euripides
Socrates and the Death of Tragedy
Critique and Transition

Against Romantic Sentiment (Truth)
Against Romantic Sentiment
The Poet as Actor
The Poet as Liar
The “Proof” of Poetry

The Transition to Style
Style
Tempo
The Epigram and the Poem
Nietzsche as Poet

Four Good Europeans:
Shakespeare’s Taste
Goethe’s Realism
Byron’s Manfred
Heine’s Germany

The Redemption of the Earth (Content)
The Psychology of the Poet
The Redemption of the Earth
The Innocence of the Senses
The Eternal Return

Epilogue: The Philosophy of the Future