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The overman in the marketplace : Nietzschean heroism in popular culture

Author: Ishay Landa
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Overman in the Marketplace explores the emergence and significance of "a Nietzschean heroic model" in twentieth-century popular culture, some notable examples of which are icons of pop culture such as James Bond, Tarzan, Hannibal Lector, or Ayn Rand's heroes. Taking on the nineteenth-century Romantic rebellion against Realism, the Nietzschean hero becomes a crusader against the perceived leveling-down of mass  Read more...
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Named Person: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche; Friedrich Nietzsche
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ishay Landa
ISBN: 9780739119853 0739119850 9780739119860 0739119869
OCLC Number: 123968384
Description: ix, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I.A blueprint for the Nietzschean hero --
Nietzsche, the popular and the 'grand economy' --
How to tame a bulldog : the social mission of the Nietzschean hero --
Popular Nietzscheanism : aesthetics for everyone and no one --
pt. II. The Nietzschean hero on the ground --
Realism, romanticism, Byronism : the genealogy of the Nietzschean hero --
The Bourgeois renaissance of aristocratic heroism --
The joy of the knife : Nietzschean glorification of crime.
Responsibility: Ishay Landa.
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This book explores the emergence and significance of 'a Nietzschean heroic model' in 20th-century popular culture, some notable examples of which are James Bond, Tarzan, and Hannibal Lecter.  Read more...

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If one thinks that fascism was the only political Nietzscheanism of the 20th century, Ishay Landa's compelling and enthralling book reminds us of Nietzsche as a philosophical inspiration behind Read more...

 
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