Nietzschean Parody: An Introduction to Reading Nietzsche

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Davies Group, 2001 - Philosophy - 180 pages
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Nietzschean Parody appeared first in the mid-1970s as the author was beginning to grapple with the idea of how thinkers & writers represented their world. In the earlier edition the relationship between model and parody is viewed from Nietzsche's own theoretical utterances & their relationship to the historical context of his time as well as from a number of parodic contexts. A series of the practical illustrations presents the general pattern of the interrelationship between Nietzsche & one of his models. Each section centers on one of the poems in Nietzsche's "Lieder des Prinzen Vogelfrei" ("Songs of Prince Free-as-a-bird"), 1887, the central parodic document in his lyric production. For this second revised edition, Professor Gilman has added a new chapter on the function of a parodic rereading of Nietzsche's biography. This book continues to add substantially to an innovative re-reading of Nietzsche that has implications for all of his work - from the juvenilia to Zarathustra & beyond.

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Nietzschean Parody
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Anson Rabinbach is professor of history at Princeton University, founder and co-editor of "New German Critique", and author of several books, including "In the Shadow of Catastrophe: German Intellectuals Between Apocalypse and Enlightenment "(University of California Press, 2001). Sander L. Gilman is a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as a professor of psychiatry at Emory University, and is the author or editor of over eighty books, including "Obesity: The Biography" (2010) and "Wagner and Cinema" (co-edited with Jeongwon Joe, 2010).

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