Nietzsche's Kisses

Nietzsche's Kisses

Lance Olsen / Sep 17, 2019

Nietzsche s Kisses Nietzsche s Kisses is the story of Friedrich Nietzsche s last mad night on earth Locked in a small room on the top floor of a house in Weimar the most radical and influential of nineteenth century Ge

  • Title: Nietzsche's Kisses
  • Author: Lance Olsen
  • ISBN: 9781573661270
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nietzsche s Kisses is the story of Friedrich Nietzsche s last mad night on earth Locked in a small room on the top floor of a house in Weimar, the most radical and influential of nineteenth century German philosophers hovers between dream and wakefulness, memory and hallucination, the first person, second, and third, past and present, reliving his brief love affair with fNietzsche s Kisses is the story of Friedrich Nietzsche s last mad night on earth Locked in a small room on the top floor of a house in Weimar, the most radical and influential of nineteenth century German philosophers hovers between dream and wakefulness, memory and hallucination, the first person, second, and third, past and present, reliving his brief love affair with feminist Lou Salome, his stormy association with Richard Wagner, and his conflicted relationship with Lisbeth, his radibly anti Semitic sister Here is an authoritative portrait of the Nietzsche we know and the Nietzsche we don t His titantic ego, suppressed, squelched, and sealed up within him, all but unknown to his acquaintances, creates a maniacal and raging giant inside his own skull that is mysterious and unnerving Both stylistically and formally innovative, the prose in Nietzsche s Kisses is surprising and rich The result is a vivid, complex experience of Nietzsche s final hours.

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      • Lance Olsen

        Lance Olsen was born in 1956 and received his B.A from the University of Wisconsin 1978, honors , his M.F.A from the Iowa Writers Workshop 1980 , and his M.A 1982 and Ph.D 1985 from the University of Virginia He is author of eleven novels, one hypertext, four critical studies, four short story collections, a poetry chapbook, and a textbook about fiction writing, as well as editor of two collections of essays about innovative contemporary fiction His short stories, essays, poems, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Fiction International, Iowa Review, Hotel Amerika, Village Voice, Time Out New York, BOMB, Gulf Coast, McSweeney s, and Best American Non Required Reading Olsen is an N.E.A fellowship and Pushcart prize recipient, and former governor appointed Idaho Writer in Residence His novel Tonguing the Zeitgeist was a finalist for the Philip K Dick Award His work has been translated into Italian, Polish, Turkish, Finnish, and Portuguese He has taught at the University of Idaho, the University of Kentucky, the University of Iowa, the University of Virginia, on summer and semester abroad programs in Oxford and London, on a Fulbright in Finland, at various writing conferences, and elsewhere Olsen currently teaches experimental narrative theory and practice at the University of Utah He serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at Fiction Collective Two founded in 1974, FC2 is one of America s best known ongoing literary experiments and progressive art communities He is Fiction Editor at Western Humanities Review With his wife, assemblage artist and filmmaker Andi Olsen, he divides his time between Salt Lake City and the mountains of central Idaho.


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    1. ثمة شيء هذياني في هذه الرواية , سوريالي, مفبرك, شيء ما يدعو للحذر, للخوفالساعات الأخيرة في حياة نيتشه يسردها أولسن على هيئة سرد متقطع , ذكريات مبعثرة, هذيانات , ومضات تتأهب لتسارع في دهس الهدوء ما قبل الأخير في حياة هذا الفيلسوفليست رواية بالمعنى المعتاد, تشبه مقاطع مبتورة ونصو [...]


    2. I read this book in June of 2011 and recently thought about it again when I stumbled upon an interview the author'd conducted with some Nietzsche appreciation society or somesuch. I liked what he had to say about the remaining relevance of the literary fiction form, as it jibes with my own opinions and those of others I respect who've been asked to justify the medium they've committed themselves to work within:"For the last fifty years or so, The Novel’s demise has been broadcast on an almost [...]


    3. Once again, I feel like my lack of knowledge of Nietzsche affects how much I got from this book, but it was still massively interesting. I'll definitely read it again in the future.


    4. Lance Olsen becomes Nietzsche; he channels the late philosopher during his last night on Earth. While Nietzsche's Kisses is a work of fiction, the philosophy and characterization are so close to Nietzsche rhetoric that it may as well be fact. Olsen dares to infiltrate the private mind of a dying man who is flashing back to the points in his life where he learned what life is, and learned what life is not. In taking up this task, Olsen teaches Nietzsche's teachings, but also shows his human side, [...]




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