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Comic Relief : Nietzsche's Gay Science - Kathleen Marie Higgins

Comic Relief

Nietzsche's Gay Science

Hardcover Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780195126914
Number Of Pages: 264

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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.

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"Higgens acknowledges Nietzsche's valorization of humor and comedy in his critique of Western thought... Her argument includes ... interesting points." eligious Studies Review

Frolicking Wissenschaftp. 3
Nietzsche's Nursery Rhymesp. 14
Nietzsche in the Moviesp. 42
Aesthetic Perspectivismp. 45
Why Not Call It "Deconstruction"?p. 69
Woman, All-Too-Woman?p. 73
A Fool's Cap, Above Allp. 90
God Is Deadp. 95
Become Who You Arep. 123
Eternal Recurrence: Not Again!p. 127
Zarathustra Livesp. 151
Coda: Nietzsche's Dogp. 167
Notesp. 173
Selected Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780195126914
ISBN-10: 0195126912
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st November 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.26  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54