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First published in 1918, Ernst Bertram's Nietzsche: Attempt at a Mythology substantially shaped the image of Nietzsche for the generation between the wars. It won the Nietzsche Society's first prize and was admired by luminous contemporaries including Andre Gide, Hermann Hesse, Gottfried Benn, and Thomas Mann. Although translated into French in 1932, the book was never translated into English following the decline of Nietzsche's and Bertram's reputations after 1945. Now, with Nietzsche's importance for twentieth-century thought undisputed, the work by one of his most influential interpreters can at last be read in English._x000B__x000B_Employing a perspectival technique inspired by Nietzsche himself, Bertram constructs a densely layered portrait of the thinker that shows him riven by deep and ultimately irresolvable cultural, historical, and psychological conflicts. At once lyrical and intensely probing, richly complex yet thematically coherent, Bertram's book is a masterpiece in a forgotten tradition of intellectual biography.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. p. ix
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  1. Translator's Introduction: Attempt at a Demythologization
  2. pp. xi-xxxvi
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  1. A Comment on the Notes
  2. pp. xxxvii-xxxviii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xxxix
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  1. Introduction: Legend
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. Ancestry
  2. pp. 11-36
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  1. 2. Knight, Death, and Devil
  2. pp. 37-55
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  1. 3. The German Becoming
  2. pp. 56-78
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  1. 4. Justice
  2. pp. 79-87
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  1. 5. Arion
  2. pp. 88-106
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  1. 6. Illness
  2. pp. 107-120
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  1. 7. Judas
  2. pp. 121-133
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  1. 8. Mask
  2. pp. 134-153
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  1. 9. Weimar
  2. pp. 154-170
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  1. 10. Napoleon
  2. pp. 171-182
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  1. 11. Jest, Cunning, and Vengeance
  2. pp. 183-193
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  1. 12. Anecdote
  2. pp. 194-202
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  1. 13. Indian Summer
  2. pp. 203-212
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  1. 14. Claude Lorrain
  2. pp. 213-222
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  1. 15. Venice
  2. pp. 223-230
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  1. 16. Portofino
  2. pp. 231-238
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  1. 17. Prophecy
  2. pp. 239-261
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  1. 18. Socrates
  2. pp. 262-288
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  1. 19. Eleusis
  2. pp. 289-308
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 309-364
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. 365-368
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 369-382
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252090523
Print ISBN
9780252032950
MARC Record
OCLC
785781173
Pages
424
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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