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In ""The Art of Reading as a Way of Life: On Nietzsche's Truth"" Daniel T. O'Hara traces critically the current reception and translation of Nietzsche's corpus and then some of Nietzsche's boldest textual experiments in the art of reading as a way of life, including those in ""The Birth of Tragedy"", ""The Gay Science"", ""Thus Spoke Zarathustra"", ""The Anti-Christ"", and ""Ecce Homo"". The shape of this critical tracing begins, however, in the middle of his career with ""The Gay Science"" and moves on to ""Thus Spoke Zarathustra"", which Nietzsche believed was the central work of his life. It then revalues ""Ecce Homo"", Nietzsche's final autobiographical statement about his life and career, and concludes with a comparative analysis of two works from the beginning and end of that career: respectively, ""The Birth of Tragedy"" and ""The Anti-Christ"". O'Hara's highly original study, which uses Badiou's theory of the truth-event as a guide, will surely provoke larger conversations across many disciplines.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900Western philosophy: Enlightenment Publisher: Northwestern University Press Publication Date: 01/11/2009 ISBN-13: 9780810126220  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Daniel T. O'Hara is a professor of English and was the first Andrew W. Mellon Term Professor in the Humanities at Temple University. He is the author of books on Yeats, visionary theory, Lionel Trilling, and radical parody. His latest book is Empire Burlesque: The Fate of Critical Culture in Global America (2003).

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