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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 humour. 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 humour to be central to his project. Higgins argues that his use of humour is intended to dislodge readers from their usual somber detachment and to incite imaginative more

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  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 162.6 x 234.7 x 25.4mm | 598.75g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195126912
  • 9780195126914

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Higgins makes excellent observations about Nietzsche's relationship to feminism ... Higgins indicates important ways in which feminists can benefit from reading Nietzsche * Mind * Higgins provides a useful introductory overview of The Gay Science and prepares the reader to confront the book seriously * Mind *show more

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