Comic Relief: Nietzsches Gay Science

Hardcover | January 15, 2000

byKathleen Marie Higgins

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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 presentsa 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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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 presentsa close reading of The Gay Science to show ...

Kathleen Marie Higgins is at University of Texas, Austin.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:January 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195126912

ISBN - 13:9780195126914

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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