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of or relating to or worshipping Dionysus

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Exceptionally knowledgeable about Nietzsche's writing and the voluminous commentary it has generated, Kornhaber refuses to commit either to an Apollonian or Dionysian perspective on Nietzsche and the theatre.
His growing homoerotic desire and attraction to nature and vice suggests that his Dionysian side is advancing and taking control.
Nietzsche on Tragedy: The Dionysian and Anti-Dionysian
Here, I will also discuss whether or not it is adequate to consider the feeling of the sublime as a product of human rationality and morality contrary to the picture of human life presented in Nietzsche's Dionysian Worldview.
So a Dionysian ceremony, made of papier mache, a little wit and some glitter, was refreshing.
Dionysian Dances (in five orchestra interludes) was inspired by rhythms of the Greek folk tradition, and refers back to the old mysterious rituals of ancient Greece.
The Dionysian perspective of the world, in Modernity, brings on its trail the Nietzschean distinction between the barbarian Dionysus and the Dionysus of the Greek, Apollonian civilization.
The solution to this problem that Daniels develops, rightly, is that the Apollonian and the Dionysian are understood more broadly than in Schopenhauer as all at once forces, forms of art, states of consciousness, and overall moods.
So, for example, Schiller's notions of the naive and sentimental transform seamlessly into Nietzsche's theory of the Apollonian and Dionysian.
Tel Aviv is the Dionysian counterpart to religious Jerusalem.
Nevertheless, while these inveterate troublemakers may have been an utter nightmare to hoteliers everywhere - Lord know how many mini-bars were pillaged as a result of their dionysian merry-making - the world was a little bit brighter for them having been in it.
1) Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy (1872) is useful in this enterprise, because it analyzes the same struggle between Apollonian and Dionysian forces that characterizes the stories of both Marsyas and Empedocles.
Nietzsche's aesthetic philosophy centers on the Apollonian and Dionysian "art-worlds" (Tragedy 77) that comprise Greek tragedy as well as the "all-powerful artistic drives in nature" that dictate human instinct (25).
The Dionysian Alliance" is a suspenseful novel following Detective Benjamin Kramer and his discovery of his ancestry within a religious order that promises to bring him into every dirty thing he can imagine, followers of Dionysos, the ancient god of wine and ecstasy.
In both the visual and literary arts, this pursuit of a new mode of creative expression gave rise to various aesthetics that blended Dionysian and Apollonian artistic tendencies.