Why I Am so Clever

Why I Am so Clever Why do I know a few things Why am I so clever altogether Self celebrating and self mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote befor

  • Title: Why I Am so Clever
  • Author: Friedrich Nietzsche R.J. Hollingdale
  • ISBN: 9780241251850
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why do I know a few things Why am I so clever altogether Self celebrating and self mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo, the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946 Each book gives re Why do I know a few things Why am I so clever altogether Self celebrating and self mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo, the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946 Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

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    1. YIKES! Das war wohl eher ein Schuss in den Ofen. Ich wollte 2018 gerne etwas mehr "klassische Lektüre" lesen und dazu eignen sich die "Penguin Black Little Classic" ja sehr gut - Sie sind günstig und sehr kurz. Allerdings ist Nietzsche wirklich niemand, mit dem ich mich anfreunden konnte. Viel BlaBlaBla um nichts, sehr viel Eigenlob und Humor, der echt bis zum Himmel nach Eigenlob stinkt.

    2. gibberish interleaved with genius ideas of a self-important madman, who seems not to know if he would appreciate my disdain or my occasional understanding more.Had hard time rating -- I wouldn't recommend this monkey talk to anyone, but I'm glad I've read it at the same time.

    3. My first experience of Nietzsche and in conclusionA pompus arrogant man who is crazier than a sackful of cats. YIKES!

    4. "Self-celebrating and self-mocking autobiographical writings" explains exactly what's inside this book. English is not my first language, and I'm not very good at it. So you can imagine how hard it was for me to read such a book, written by the one that can be said as the greatest mind of all time. Reading this book, I feel like I had the chance to peek what's inside his head, through the keyhole. It explained how he loved books, Wagner, anything French perhaps, and despised anything Germans I g [...]

    5. Favourite passages:It also seems to me that the rudest word, the rudest letter are more good-natured, more honest than silence. Those who keep silent almost always lack subtlety and politeness of the heart; silence is an objection, swallowing down necessarily produces a bad character, it even ruins the stomach. All those given to silence are dyspeptic. One will see that I would not like to see rudeness undervalued, it is the most humane form of contradiction by far and, in the midst of modern te [...]

    6. This book essays and writing is a selection taken from his album, "Ecce Homo" before Friedrich Nietzsche descent into madness. And perhaps it is his last piece of notable work of his life. "On this perfect day, when everything has become ripe and not only the grapes are growing brown, a ray of sunlight has fallen on to my life: I looked behind me, I looked before me, never have I seen so many and such good things together. Not in vain have I buried my forty-fourth year today, I was entitled to b [...]

    7. This was amongst my first purchases of the Little Black Classics series from @penguinclassics which I love. It was my brief and easy way to start with #Nietzsche who was always intimidating to me (I knew I was cheating myself). This supposedly comic and simple book is compiled from the author’s last book “Ecce Homo” which he wrote before he went insane. The content is Self-celebrating and self-mocking but it actually turns out to be extremely hard and typical Nietzsche. I think this was hi [...]

    8. Nietzsche sets out to answer three statements - "Why I Am so Wise", "Why I Am so Clever" and "Why I Write Such Good Books" - instead, he offers many incoherent, scattered thoughts and gibberish. Sometimes, a thought gem.He can definitely - and does - gloatingly write about how wise he is! how clever he is! how well he writes!, but fails to answer the why he's there to answer.Also, white guy problematic AF. How surprising *eye roll*

    9. This book made me question one thing: Is English really my first language?Jokes aside, I have come across a few gem thoughts and it did make me ponder for a few moments.This book may seem short but I'm pretty sure it's not something you would just pick up and finish in one single day unless of course you don't even bother to analyse some of his more consolidated thoughts or ideas.

    10. "It also seems to me that the rudest word, the rudest letter are more good-natured, more honest than silence. Those who keep silent almost always lack subtlety and politeness of the heart; silence is an objection, swallowing down necessarily produces a bad character - it even ruins the stomach."

    11. Pure madness presented through addictive prose. Nietzsche even warns that his books may disturb sleep and he is right to do so, this book is tough to put down, even if the messages seem bipolar and confused at times

    12. Well that was a total word salad I cna understand how this was the last book Nietszche wrote before he went full crazy.

    13. Arrogant, bashful and cunning. Nietzsche was a man way ahead of his time. Sadly, some parts of this book give you a peek into his decline into madness.

    14. Vokiečių filosofo Nyčės pamąstymai apie filosofinio teksto kūrimo iššūkius, idėjas, temas bei maištavimą atmetant tradicinį mąstymo būdą.

    15. "A son of a very promiscuous mother!" would work here. But remember that his favorite reader is "a monster of courage and curiosity, a born adventurer and discoverer". Therefore we must admit that he was quite ahead of his time since he wrote this text before 1900. Anyway, I read it one century later in a cafe in Germany having lots of fun with his disgust to everything "German". Tschüss, Nietzsche.

    16. I honestly had to use a thesaurus to write this. Self-importance, pride, vanity, pompousness, grandiosity, conceit and so much more. This is basically a twelve-year-olds idea of writing an analysis of intelligence.Full of so many logical fallacies that it would take an army of logicians to fix it, correlation understood as causality, and so much self-aggrandizing. The dash of sexism at the end pushed it to one star.Really this is my first experience with Nietzsche, and having known a bit about h [...]

    17. "That one becomes what one is presupposes that one does not have the remotest idea what one is. From this point of view even the blunders of life - the temporary sidepaths and wrong turnings, the delays, the ´modesties´, the seriousness squandered on tasks which lie outside THE task - have their own meaning and value."

    18. Why I Am so Clever is a small window into the eccentric mind of one of the most highly regarded philosophers of the 19th-century. It is funny in some places, outlandish in most places, and always encapsulated by Nietzche's writing style that gives the sense that he is present whenever you read his words. This book is a cheap and easy introduction to Nietzche as a person but doesn't contain many of the themes that he is known for.

    19. He can really go on and on and on it was a fun read, albeit some seriousness that yes, eventually can lead to madness

    20. I never quite realized exactly how trenchant and ironic Nietzsche could be. I thoroughly enjoyed this short book and found it quite amusing as well.

    21. Mixed. There are many points I think he was just being a grumpy grandpapa, but there are also many points he conveyed with much convictions that made me question my being.

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