Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo

How to Become What You Are

eBook - 2007
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'I am not a man, I am dynamite.'Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no other. Deliberately provocative, Nietzsche subverts the conventions of the genre and pushes his philosophical positions to combative extremes, constructing a genius-hero whose life is a chronicle of incessant self-overcoming. Written in 1888, a few weeksbefore his descent into madness, the book sub-titled 'How To Become What You Are' passes under review all Nietzsche's previous works so that we, his 'posthumous' readers, can finally understand him aright, on his own terms. He reaches final reckonings with his many enemies - Richard Wagner, Germannationalism, 'modern men' in general - and above all Christianity, proclaiming himself the Antichrist. Ecce Homo is the summation of an extraordinary philosophical career, a last great testament to Nietzsche's will.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007.
ISBN: 019283228X
9780192832283
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 138 p.)
Additional Contributors: Large, Duncan
ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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Oct 26, 2017

A wild eyed pomposity raised - or attempted to be raised - to the level of art. Half of the book is made up commentary, often with lengthy quotes, on his books. The best parts are the chapters at the beginning and end (the "Why I Am So..." chapters), though its difficult to sort out what he is saying between the reams of raving boasts.

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