Nietzsche: A Novel

Nietzsche: A Novel

by David Farrell Krell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791430006

ISBN-13: 9780791430002

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This historical-biographical novel fleshes out the facts of Nietzsche's life with fictional treatment. Using untraditional narrative techniques and interweaving medical reports, actual letters, and original new text, the novel takes the last years of Nietzsche's life, the years of insanity, as a frame for the entire life.

Krell offers a fictional account of

Overview

This historical-biographical novel fleshes out the facts of Nietzsche's life with fictional treatment. Using untraditional narrative techniques and interweaving medical reports, actual letters, and original new text, the novel takes the last years of Nietzsche's life, the years of insanity, as a frame for the entire life.

Krell offers a fictional account of the last ten years of Nietzsche's life, the years of his paralysis and madness. Nietzsche's regression during those years, from one of Europe's leading intellectual lights to a passive mascot for his sister's "Nietzsche Archive," provides the frame for a narrative of his entire life.

The author uses all the available medical documentation and the entire collection of works and letters in order to paint his portrait. While Nietzsche has been the object of several attempts at fictional biography, no attempt to date has been based on such careful research: even the highest flights of imagination in this work are based on scrupulous reading and reflection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791430002
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

General Chronology

Part One. Transfiguration

Part Two. Restorations

Part Three. The Ways of the Mother

Interlude

Part Four. The Ways of the Father

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