I discovered “Uncle Fritz” back in 1974. I just happened to see a mass market paperback of “Zarathustra” in a drug store in Boston when I was a sophomore at Boston College. The portrait of this mustachioed guy and the title hooked me and I’ve been a devotee ever since.
Back in 1976 my buddy who had also majored in Philosophy suggested that we set up a card table on the beach with a small sign that would read “Ontological Methodology: 5 cents”. So, when I saw the cover of your book, my reaction was…OMG, this guy is totally out there.
In ’88 I was awarded a 5 week NEH Fellowship at Trinity College (Hartford, CT) in “Thus Spake Zarathustra” which was an amazing experience. It was conducted by Drew Hyland. Four of us bonded during that seminar and are still friends. I recently finished “Nietzsche: Genius of the Heart” and absolutely loved it.
So, thanks for writing a wonderful book.This is the Nietzsche whose life is a miserable, lonely mess and who forges his philosophy out of the deprivations of his own life. De profunundis…. Very insightful, very interesting.