Nietzsche: A Novelby David Farrell Krell
Pub. Date: 07/28/1996
Publisher: State University of New York Press
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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.
- State University of New York Press
- Publication date:
- SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Table of ContentsPreface
Part One. Transfiguration
Part Two. Restorations
Part Three. The Ways of the Mother
Part Four. The Ways of the Father
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