Thomas Mann and Friedrich Nietzsche: Eroticism, Death, Music, and Laughter

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Traditional interpretations of Thomas Mann's relation to Nietzsche's writings plot out a simple relation of earlier adulation and later rejection. The book argues that Mann's disavowal of Nietzsche's influence was, in the words of T.J. Reed, a necessary political act when the repudiation of Nietzsche's more hysterical doctrines required such a response. Using a genealogical method, the book traces how Mann labors ambivalently under the shadow of Nietzsche's writings on his own political artistry through a detailed analysis ...

Thomas Mann and Friedrich Nietzsche: Eroticism, Death, Music, and Laughter 1999, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042005570

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