Ecce Homo has ratings and reviews. Glenn said: For whom am I writing this review? If Nietzsche were by my side I suspect he would want me to. In late , only weeks before his final collapse into madness, Nietzsche ( ) set out to compose his autobiography, and Ecce Homo remains one. Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no other. Deliberately provocative, Nietzsche subverts the conventions of the genre and pushes his philosophical positions.

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Nietzsche sets himself up as a kind of anti-Gnostic, dismissive of religion for its emphasis on the soul, yet swinging the pendulum to the other side to emphasize the psychological. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Nietzche it was published later, even though his sister and mother consigned to the flames the copy of the manuscript he had sent to them. I have seen this with my own eyes: One day there will be associated with my name the recollection of something frightful – of a crisis like no other on earth From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Even at this moment I look out upon nietzsdhe future — a broad future! Some of his rigid idea against Germany or family relationships I believe was solely related to that era and what he was going through with his personal life and was experiencing. It shows my prudence that I was many things and in many places in order to be able to become one thing—to be able to attain one thing.

Ecce Homo by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

In the honmo that was taking him to Basel, the one thing he always asked for was a mirror. In lateonly weeks before his final collapse into madness, Nietzsche set out to compose his autobiography, and Ecce Homo remains one of the most intriguing yet bizarre examples of the genre ever written.


Cover of the Insel edition designed by Henry van de Velde. By the time of his death inthe legend of his demented genius was spreading fast. After the Yes-saying part of my task had been solved, the turn had come for the No-saying, No-doing part: My point is, I always feel a closeness to Nietzsche.

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I didn’t have to seek it. This makes his book both extremely useful and inherently un-Nietzschean. If you have not been deeply moved by art and music and have not transformed yourself again and again, what chance do you think you stand in understanding Nietzsche? The instinct of nietzshce has become worn-out in them; otherwise they would resist books.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. We all know there is a time of transition hovering about age nineteen when the emotions of sensitive souls are heightened and experience is intensified, intensified to such a point that even thoughts and concepts have a highly-charged emotional tone; one’s life deepens, exaggerates, strengthens, amplifies, ignites and one borders on becoming an inflamed madman, even if the madness is only known internally.

This is a question any aspiring reader of Nietzsche must ask. In Germany, in the Reich—to speak unambiguously—all too many are condemned to choose vocations too early, and then to waste away under, a burden they can no longer shake off. Those who have eyes for colors will compare it to a diamond. Nietzsche struck me like a bolt from the blue in my transition to adulthood. Sickness detached me slowly: It is a final summary of the significance of Nietzsche the prophet Friedrich Nietzsche began the composition of this most unusual book on his 44th birthday, October 15,the last birthday before he believed himself to be the King of Italy, then Napoleon, then God, ultimately sliding into the final catatonic phase in which he passed ho,mo remaining 11 years nieztsche “life”.


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The intoxicating discovery of “the volcanic power of this Dionysian force, erupting from the dark, instinctual depths of the human psyche” was so crucial to Nietzsche’s thought as to sustain him when he became a renegade from academia, a lonely wanderer lodging in simply furnished rooms.

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This book left me saddened for many reasons, not least of which is the sight of a human being disappearing down a rat hole. He also explains why he is a true immoralist. Zarathustra created this most calamitous error, morality; consequently, he hommk also be the first to recognize it.

It is my fate that I have to be the first decent human being; that I know myself to stand in opposition to the nnietzsche of millennia.

Thus I did not lose any good will and actually gained not a little. Open Preview See a Problem? On an even simpler level – John Nietzsdhe, for example – Nietzsche remains tragically misunderstood. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Nietzsche believed to be insane, believed to be different, and sure believed to be the greatest philosopher of all time.

In other projects Wikiquote. Either they remained in his unpublished notes or were little more than announced with a trumpet fanfare without any real follow up. I was obsessed with her after one meeting, in a group, lasting no more than a couple of hours.