Death of Nietzsche's Zarathustra
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In this 2010 study of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Paul S. Loeb proposes a fresh account of the relation between the book's literary and philosophical aspects and argues that the book's narrative is designed to embody and exhibit the truth of eternal recurrence. Loeb shows how Nietzsche constructed a unified and complete plot in which the protagonist dies, experiences a deathbed revelation of his endlessly repeating life, and then returns to his identical life so as to recollect this revelation and gain a power over time that advances him beyond the human. Through close textual analysis and careful attention to Nietzsche's use of Platonic, biblical, and Wagnerian themes, Loeb…
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/19/2012
Size: 0.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Texts and citations|
|Introduction: the clue to the riddles|
|The eternal recurrence of the same|
|Demon or god?|
|The dwarf and the gateway|
|The great noon|
|The laughing lions|
|The shepherd and the serpent|
|Circulus vitiosus deus|