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The Gay Science by Friedrich Nietzsche
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Apr 08, 09

Read in February, 2009

Aphorisms abound in this crucial translation of one of Nietzsche's most important texts. This is the birthplace of the eternal return. Homeland to the phrase "Live dangerously!" I am also told by my friend, Blixa, that Klaus Kinski has sung and recorded some of the songs, but that these recordings are nearly impossible to track down. A project for Herzog no doubt. Must read for any Nietzsche lover/scholar and not a bad book to pick up for the rest. Women needn't fear the misunderstandings mistaken for severe misogyny - these too can be revalued and reconstrued. Reacting negatively, however, will prove his point all the more.
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