Comic Relief : Nietzsche's Gay Science

Comic Relief : Nietzsche's Gay Science

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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 presents a 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.Nietzschea#39;s conclusion of Book III with aquot;The Seven Seals: The Yes and Amen- Songaquot; involves seven verses, which might well sound like answers to aquot;seven questions, aquot; an important theme in the historical Zarathustraa#39;s story. See Jacksonanbsp;...

Title:Comic Relief : Nietzsche's Gay Science
Author: Austin Kathleen Marie Higgins Professor of Philosophy University of Texas
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1999-12-20

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