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Of Smallest Gaps

Of Smallest Gaps 266 REVIEW ARTICLES Of Smallest Gaps David Farrell Krell. Postponements: Woman, Sensuality, and Death in Nietzsche, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986. pp. 117. Nietzsche's philosophy of Dionysos is perhaps not as resounding a success as many of his interpreters have held. This suspicion could, perhaps, be said to represent the guiding thread through the labyrinthine display, in Krell's little book, about Nietzsche's abortive dramas, and the material surrounding them. Postponements, indeed, confronts us with a segment of Nietzsche's liter- ary remains that is rarely mentioned by Nietzsche scholars, and is even more ` rarely the object of serious discussion. This is all the more surprising since these sketches of dramas are contemporaneous with all of Nietzsche's major publications, and are thus indicative of a major and persistent theme in this thinker's oeuvre. Postponements, which has the undisputable merit of analyz- ing this material from Nietzsche's notebooks, is, however, not the easy reading that Krell suggests when, in his Preface, he explains that he has "tried above all else to make this a little book, to be read in one or two evenings" (p. IX). Indeed, the plans for the dramas in question are extremely elusive, and . it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

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© 1988 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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10.1163/156916488X00138
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266 REVIEW ARTICLES Of Smallest Gaps David Farrell Krell. Postponements: Woman, Sensuality, and Death in Nietzsche, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986. pp. 117. Nietzsche's philosophy of Dionysos is perhaps not as resounding a success as many of his interpreters have held. This suspicion could, perhaps, be said to represent the guiding thread through the labyrinthine display, in Krell's little book, about Nietzsche's abortive dramas, and the material surrounding them. Postponements, indeed, confronts us with a segment of Nietzsche's liter- ary remains that is rarely mentioned by Nietzsche scholars, and is even more ` rarely the object of serious discussion. This is all the more surprising since these sketches of dramas are contemporaneous with all of Nietzsche's major publications, and are thus indicative of a major and persistent theme in this thinker's oeuvre. Postponements, which has the undisputable merit of analyz- ing this material from Nietzsche's notebooks, is, however, not the easy reading that Krell suggests when, in his Preface, he explains that he has "tried above all else to make this a little book, to be read in one or two evenings" (p. IX). Indeed, the plans for the dramas in question are extremely elusive, and . it

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1988

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