Readers coming to this book will probably have a familiarity and a strong passion for Nietzsche.
Rosenhagen's story of the Nietzsche reception in America begins with her survey of key American Intellectuals reading Nietzsche.
This is a very fascinating work with a lot to offer about a very complicated man with a very complicated philosophy.
A much better read than expected. This book will expose you to more than just Nietzsche. Emerson, Kauffman, Bloom, Cavell and the great Rorty take a bow. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ken
This book covers the various ways in which Americans responded to the phenomenon that was Nietzsche's person and his thoughts. Read morePublished 19 months ago by bronx book nerd
I am relieved to have finished this book .It's moderately interesting but about half way through it occurred to me if you weren't already quite familiar with Nietzsche,you'd... Read morePublished 20 months ago by JAK
When I read it I felt like Nietzsche had been reading my mind. The auther did an excellent job in explaining Ralph Waldo Emerson's writings influence on Nietzsche and how... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Karl Giese
This is an excellent book. It is interesting and engaging. It fills an important gap in the history of ideas.Published on November 20, 2012 by Joanne Swartzberg
A gem that captures the influence of genius on an impressionable society. This work foments the speculation to be found in such modern works as God Bless The Dead, to its great... Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by Evan Geller
While Friedrich Nietzsche has had a significant impact on my own life, I can honestly say that I had very little idea, until I read this book, just how great an impact he has had... Read morePublished on May 17, 2012 by David Withun
American Nietzsche is a book that personifies exhaustive research and great scholarship. The transatlantic connections starting with Emerson, who served to help germinate... Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by Eitic
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen's American Nietzsche, published recently by the University of Chicago Press, is a compelling story of the reception of Nietzsche's writings in America... Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by off the tropic