Abstract

Abstract:

What is it about Nietzsche that has attracted novelists from 1922 to 2014? Not so much the thought as the man! Apart from an early fictional counterpart to Ecce Homo, two novels, reflecting the prominence of psychiatry in modern culture, present the philosopher through the eyes of his psychotherapists. Two others portray his interaction with a variety of figures in Sils Maria and Nice, and one depicts him through his memories at the hour of his death. The six works thus constitute a cultural seismograph of the continuing yet shifting fascination with Nietzsche.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-329X
Print ISSN
0190-0013
Pages
pp. 323-343
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-15
Open Access
No
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