On the Seventh SolitudeOn the Seventh Solitude

What is of more interest , though , is the symbolic significance of not just the number but also the notion , or notions , with which it appears . The Seven Occurrences of the Seventh Solitude The first mention of the ...

Author: Rohit Sharma

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039105825


Page: 293

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Much as Nietzsche has gained in popularity during the last century, his poetry still has not received the scholarly attention it deserves. On closer scrutiny, his aposiopetic style, along with the labyrinthine and self-referential nature of his writings, subtly hint toward the recurring and parallel presence of poetry in his writings. This fact cannot be ignored, and his poetry should therefore be included in any reading of Nietzsche. This study investigates Nietzsche's poetic output while simultaneously regarding him as a poet-philosopher. This reading allows juxtaposing all Nietzschean key concepts while avoiding the temptation to simplify Nietzsche by centering his thought on any particular one. The author ends by highlighting a hitherto neglected term that allows a simultaneous reading of Nietzschean keywords while also including the essential notions of movement, flux, and play.


C H A P T E R 2 Near Relations: Loneliness, Isolation, Privacy, Alienation olitude, I understand you better now. ... A similar glide appears in the opening lines of Ralph Harper's chapter “Self-Isolation” in The Seventh Solitude: ...

Author: Philip Koch

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812699463


Page: 390

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In Koch's Solitude, both solitude and engagement emerge as primary modes of human experience, equally essential for human completion. This work draws upon the vast corpus of literary reflections on solitude, especially Lao Tze, Sappho, Plotinus, Augustine, Petrarch, Montaigne, Goethe, Shelley, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman and Proust. "Koch uses the work of philosophers, historians, and writers, as well as texts such as the Bible, to show what solitude is and isn't, and what being alone can do to and for the individual. Interesting for its literary scope and its conclusions about all the good true solitude can bring us." —Booklist "Reading this book is like dipping into many minds, fierce and gentle. The author reveals his long study of great philosophers, and interprets their thoughts through the lens of his own experience with solitude. He traces our early brushes with solitude and the fear it can engender, then the craving for solitude that comes with full, adult lives." —NAPRA Review

The Struggle with the DaemonThe Struggle with the Daemon

SEVENTH. SOLITUDE. A great man is pushed and hustled and martyrised until he withdraws into solitude. SOLITUDE , you are my home!” Such is the melancholy chant which issued from an icy world of silence. Zarathustra composed his evening ...

Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 9781908968210


Page: 223

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The Struggle with the Daemon is a brilliant analysis of the European psyche by the great novelist and biographer Stefan Zweig. Zweig studies three giants of German literature and thought: Friedrich Hölderlin, Heinrich von Kleist and Friedrich Nietzsche - powerful minds whose ideas were at odds with the scientific positivism of their age; troubled spirits whose intoxicating passions drove them mad but inspired them to great works. In their struggle with their inner creative force, Zweig reflects the conflict at the heart of the European soul - between science and art, reason and inspiration.

Holderlin Kleist and NietzscheHolderlin Kleist and Nietzsche

T H E S E V E N T H S O L IT U D E A great man is pushed and hustled and martyrized until he withdraws into solitude. “O solitude, you are my home!” Such is the melancholy chant which issued from an icy world of silence.

Author: Stefan Zweig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351515412


Page: 340

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This is the second volume in a trilogy in which Stefan Zweig builds a composite picture of the European mind through intellectual portraits selected from among its most representative and influential figures. In 'Hoelderlin, Kleist, and Nietzsche', Zweig concentrates on three giants of German literature to portray the artist and thinker as a figure possessed by a powerful inner vision at odds with the materialism and scientific positivism of his time, in this case, the nineteenth century. Zweig's subjects here are respectively a lyric poet, a dramatist and writer of novellas, and a philosopher. Each led an unstable life ending in madness and/or suicide and not until the twentieth century did each make their full impact. Whereas the nineteenth-century novel is socially capacious in terms of subject and audience, the three figures treated here are prophets or forerunners of modernist ideas of alienation and exile. Hoelderlin and Kleist consciously opposed the worldly harmoniousness of Goethe's classicism in favor of a visionary inwardness and dramatisation of the subjective psyche. Nietzsche set himself as a destroyer and rebuilder of philosophy and critic of the degradation of the German spirit through nationalism and militarism. Zweig's choice of subjects reflects a division in his own soul. The image of Goethe recurs here as the ultimate upholder of Zweig's own ideals: scientist and artist, receptive to world culture, supremely rational and prudent. Yet Zweig was aware that Hoelderlin, Kleist, and Nietzsche were more daring explorers of the dangerous and destructive aspects of man that needed to be seen and comprehended in the clarifying light of poetry and philosophy.

To Nietzsche Dionysus I Love You AriadneTo Nietzsche Dionysus I Love You Ariadne

Here Nietzsche throws his fishing line to catch his seventh solitude . But this final solitude , the answer to the flame and fire - signal , is that the fish he seeks to catch , catch him ! What is Nietzsche's seventh solitude ?

Author: Claudia Crawford

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791421503


Page: 308

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This book explores the possibility that Friedrich Nietzsche simulated his madness as a form of “voluntary death,” and thus that his madness functioned as the symbolic culmination of his philosophy. The book weaves together scholarly, mytho-poetic, literary critical, biographical, and dramatic genres not only to explore specifics of Nietzsche’s “madness,” but to question the “reason/madness” opposition in nineteenth and twentieth century thinking. A rational and scholarly study of this period of Nietzsche’s “breakdown”—presented through his writings, letters, and poetry in combination with relevant historical documents and other critics’ writings—is simultaneously disrupted and questioned by several non-traditional discourses or voices that break in on it. Thus, Ariadne’s voice frames and unframes the research context and plays alongside it. Ariadne’s voice is poetic, revelatory, rhapsodic, and prophetic, sounding much like Nietzsche’s own voice during his “breakdown.” Ariadne’s discourse attempts to seduce through a non-rational, mytho-poetic love story which culminates in the wedding of Dionysus and Ariadne. Other non-rational discourses, critically developed and based upon the work of Nietzsche, Jean Baudrillard, and Gilles Deleuze, are given voice and work together with Ariadne to counter the usual interpretations of Nietzsche’s “madness” and of what “mad” discourse is. These discourses are given the names “catastrophe,” “phantasm,” and “seduction.” The experiment of the book is not only to offer an entirely different perspective on Nietzche’s “madness” but to offer and perform new and challenging forms of affirmative discourse.

What a Philosopher IsWhat a Philosopher Is

But when the title is applied to the bravery of the frame and the pleasure-giving accommodation of the speech, the now settled course for the knower of the secret beyond the seventh solitude becomes visible: so refract the light as to ...

Author: Laurence Lampert

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226488110


Page: 352

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The trajectory of Friedrich Nietzsche’s thought has long presented a difficulty for the study of his philosophy. How did the young Nietzsche—classicist and ardent advocate of Wagner’s cultural renewal—become the philosopher of Will to Power and the Eternal Return? With this book, Laurence Lampert answers that question. He does so through his trademark technique of close readings of key works in Nietzsche’s journey to philosophy: The Birth of Tragedy, Schopenhauer as Educator, Richard Wagner in Bayreuth, Human All Too Human, and “Sanctus Januarius,” the final book of the 1882 Gay Science. Relying partly on how Nietzsche himself characterized his books in his many autobiographical guides to the trajectory of his thought, Lampert sets each in the context of Nietzsche’s writings as a whole, and looks at how they individually treat the question of what a philosopher is. Indispensable to his conclusions are the workbooks in which Nietzsche first recorded his advances, especially the 1881 workbook which shows him gradually gaining insights into the two foundations of his mature thinking. The result is the most complete picture we’ve had yet of the philosopher’s development, one that gives us a Promethean Nietzsche, gaining knowledge even as he was expanding his thought to create new worlds.

The Gay ScienceThe Gay Science

309 From the seventh solitude — One day the wanderer slammed a door behind himself, stopped in his tracks, and wept. Then he said: “This penchant and passion for what is true, real, nonapparent,” certain”—how it aggravates me!

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307434173


Page: 416

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Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God—to which a large part of the book is devoted—and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence. Walter Kaufmann's commentary, with its many quotations from previously untranslated letters, brings to life Nietzsche as a human being and illuminates his philosophy. The book contains some of Nietzsche's most sustained discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience and the origin of logic. Most of the book was written just before Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the last part five years later, after Beyond Good and Evil. We encounter Zarathustra in these pages as well as many of Nietzsche's most interesting philosophical ideas and the largest collection of his own poetry that he himself ever published. Walter Kaufmann's English versions of Nietzsche represent one of the major translation enterprises of our time. He is the first philosopher to have translated Nietzsche's major works, and never before has a single translator given us so much of Nietzsche.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Solitude Silence and LonelinessThe Bloomsbury Handbook of Solitude Silence and Loneliness

Six days a week we seek to dominate the world, on the seventh day we try to dominate the self' (Heschel, 1951 [2005]: 13). While he writes in the plural form, this is an act of communal solitude, conducted within the family structure, ...

Author: Julian Stern

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350162174


Page: 440

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Solitude, Silence and Loneliness is the first major account integrating research on solitude, silence and loneliness from across academic disciplines and across the lifespan. The editors explore how being alone – in its different forms, positive and negative, as solitude, silence and loneliness – is learned and developed, and how it is experienced in childhood and youth, adulthood and old age. Philosophical, psychological, historical, cultural and religious issues are addressed by distinguished scholars from Europe, North and Latin America, and Asia.