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America as Dionysiac and Apolline: Part 2

In my previous part, I primarily talked about the Dionysiac quality of art and its relation to Donald Glover’s ‘This is America.’ I also proposed questions which the video seemed to ask. Henceforth, I would like to talk about how Glover thinks America has “Apollinely” provided a solution (i.e. an orderly solution) to the violence […]

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Blog Posts On Cinema On Music

America as Dionysiac and Apolline: Part 1

Whatever is said of Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical perspective of the world, it gives rise to a particular view of art that bodes valuable interpretative power. In The Birth of Tragedy, he speaks of the Dionysiac and the Appoline qualities of art which by their nature go beyond it to the inner life of man in relation to the […]

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A Perilous Good

I am, perhaps, unqualified to give answers where they are needed, but I wish to provide a topic of discussion which has perplexed me. In my American Literature course, we read excerpts from Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. I wish to discuss chapter 10 and the relationship between the main character, […]