Friedrich Nietzsche, the Dionysian Spirit of the Age

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A. C. McClurg & Company, 1911 - 82 pages
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Page 65 - What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal : what is lovable in man is that he is an over-going and a down-going.
Page 11 - ... it does demonstrate both the desperation and the effort of a new meaning. It is also an unprofessional and undisciplined response to the dialectics of Kant and Hegel. More relevant to our literary interest here is, perhaps, a passage from Orage's Friedrich Nietzsche: The Dionysian Spirit of the Age: Friedrich Nietzsche is the greatest European event since Goethe. From one end of Europe to the other, wherever his books are read, the discussion in the most intellectual and aristocratically-minded...
Page 74 - will doubt that behind all his apparent materialism there was a thoroughly mystical view of the world'.14 On one occasion he even went so far as to describe Nietzsche's doctrine of the will-to-power as 'perhaps the nearest Western approach to the intellectual formulation of one of the aspects of the mystical...
Page 41 - Ev'n now we hear with inward strife A motion toiling in the gloom — The Spirit of the years to come Yearning to mix himself with Life.
Page 24 - That one has become more indifferent to hardship, toil, privation, even to life' (TI ix, 38). Freedom can thus be measured by the 'resistance which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft.
Page 44 - Onwards! our old morality too is part of the comedy!" we shall have discovered a new complication and possibility for the Dionysian drama of "The Destiny of the Soul" — and one can wager that the grand old eternal comic poet of our existence will be quick to make use of it!
Page 11 - AR Orage himself was introduced to Nietzsche's works, which were to influence his thought decisively, by Holbrook Jackson at their first meeting in 1900. By 1906 Nietzsche was for him "the greatest European event since Goethe": From one end of Europe to the other ... discussion in the most intellectual and aristocratically-minded circles turns on the problems raised by him. In Germany and in France his name is the warcry of opposing factions, and before very long his name will be familiar in England....
Page 65 - Man is a something that shall be surpassed. What have ye done to surpass him ? "All beings hitherto have created something beyond themselves: and are ye going to be the ebb of this great tide and rather revert to the animal than surpass man ? "What with man is the ape ? A joke or a sore shame.
Page 9 - A philosopher: that is a man who constantly experiences, sees, hears, suspects, hopes, and dreams extraordinary things; who is struck by his own thoughts as if they came from the outside, from above and below, as a species of events and...
Page 75 - merely man writ large', he writes in his Friedrich Nietzsche (1906) . 'It is probable . . . that new faculties, new modes of consciousness, will be needed, as the mystics have always declared; and that the differencing element of man and Superman will be the possession of these.'21 In his Consciousness: Animal, Human, and Superman (1907) he suggests that 'superman consciousness' will in fact be a continuous state of visionary ecstasy.

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