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Nietzsche's Gay Science

eBook - 2000
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This book offers a lively and unorthodox analysis of Nietzsche by examining a neglected aspect of his scholarly personality--his sense of humor. While often thought of as ponderous and melancholy, the Nietzsche of Higgins's study is a surprisingly subtle and light-hearted writer. She presentsa close reading of The Gay Science to show how the numerous literary risks that Nietzsche takes reveal humor to be central to his project. Higgins argues that his use of humor is intended to dislodge readers from their usual, somber detachment and to incite imaginative thinking.
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
ISBN: 0195126912
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 249 p.)
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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