By Friedrich Nietzsche
'I am now not a guy, i'm dynamite.'
Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no different. intentionally provocative, Nietzsche subverts the conventions of the style and pushes his philosophical positions to combative extremes, developing a genius-hero whose lifestyles is a chronicle of incessant self-overcoming. Written in 1888, a number of weeks sooner than his descent into insanity, the ebook sub-titled 'How To develop into What you're' passes less than evaluate all Nietzsche's earlier works in order that we, his 'posthumous' readers, can ultimately understand
him aright, on his personal phrases. He reaches ultimate reckonings along with his many enemies - Richard Wagner, German nationalism, 'modern males' more often than not - and specifically Christianity, proclaiming himself the Antichrist. Ecce Homo is the summation of a unprecedented philosophical profession, a final nice testomony to
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And so I tell myself my life. * * * WHY I AM SO WISE 1 The fortunate thing about my existence, perhaps its unique feature, is its fatefulness:* to put it in the form of a riddle, as my father I have already died, as my mother I am still alive and growing old. This twofold provenance, as it were from the top and bottom rungs on the ladder of life, both décadent and beginning—this, if anything, explains the neutrality, the freedom from bias in relation to the overall problem of life, that perhaps distinguishes me.
Alcoholic drinks are bad for me; a single glass of wine or beer in the course of the day is quite enough to make my life a ‘vale of tears’—Munich is where my antipodes live. I may have grasped this rather late, but I have actually been experiencing it since childhood. When I was a boy I used to think that drinking wine, like smoking tobacco, was at ﬁrst just a young man’s vanitas, then a bad habit. * Strangely enough, given how extremely easily I am upset by small, heavily diluted doses of alcohol, I practically turn into a sailor when it comes to strong doses.
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