Seeing that I must shortly approach mankind with the heaviest demand that has ever been made on it, it seems to me indispensable to say who I am. This ought really to be known already: for I have not neglected to ‘bear witness' about myself. But the disparity between the greatness of my task and the smallness of my contemporaries has found expression in the fact that I have been neither heard nor even so much as seen. I live on my own credit, it is perhaps merely a prejudice that I am alive at all? ... I need only to talk with any of the 'cultured people' who come to the Ober-Engadin in the summer to convince myself that I am not alive . . . Under these circumstances there exists a duty against which my habit, even more the pride of my instincts revolts, namely to say: Listen to me! for I am thus and thus. Do not, above all, confound me with what I am not!
I had extremely fortunate luck in having read this "work" of Nietzsche before i explored any others in his catalog, especially since i had the antichrist sitting right next to it. Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by Jared J
Check out the titles of the three "chapters" in this thing; let it dawn on you that he wrote this whole book about HIMSELF; and then see if you can keep yourself from peeing your... Read morePublished on September 13, 2010 by Christopher Robbin