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Re: What would it be like to personally meet Nietzsche???
Posted by Gambia on 4/20/2008, 9:25 am, in reply to "Re: What would it be like to personally meet Nietzsche???"
There is an excellent book on this subject called Conversations with Nietzsche: A Life in the Words of His Contemporaries, edited by Sander Gilman. Oxford University Press, USA (1991). He was your typical shy and reserved intellectual, though apparently pretty warm if you met him taking his long walks in the mountains. There is also an interesting fictional account called When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom. Nietzsche famously visited many doctors for his neuralgia, headaches, bouts of pain, etc. Yalom imagines Nietzsche meeting with Freud's mentor in Vienna, and the two of them "inventing" psychotherapy, with the doctor and patient roles reversing in interesting ways.
: This is interesting. I always assumed
: Nietzsche was a bit pompous in personality
: but this may be a mischaracterization.
: Anyone else have any ideas?
: --Previous Message--
: From the tenor of his personal letters and
: the stories people around him told( Lou
: Salome for example), his personality in
: person was so kind and humble that it
: bordered on timidity. His later works sound
: pompous because his philosophy rested as
: much in his style as it was in content. I
: think he wold be an excellent speaker but
: difficult to get close to. I admire his life
: but do not aspire to live like him.
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