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Dichten an der Stelle des Denkens. Bemerkungen zur Genese des Gesangs im dritten Teil von Nietzsches "Zarathustra"


Christen, Felix (2018). Dichten an der Stelle des Denkens. Bemerkungen zur Genese des Gesangs im dritten Teil von Nietzsches "Zarathustra". Nietzsche-Studien. Internationales Jahrbuch für die Nietzsche-Forschung, 47(1):49-69.

Abstract

Poetry in lieu of thinking. Reflections on the genesis of song in the third
part of Nietzsche’s Zarathustra. The chapter Von der grossen Sehnsucht opens the final
section of Nietzscheʼs Also sprach Zarathustra with a speech in which Zarathustra
invites his soul to sing and in which he starts to sing himself. Based on Nietzscheʼs
own late interpretation in Ecce homo, this article focuses on the narrative coherence
and poetic logic of the chapter Von der grossen Sehnsucht. While the address to the
soul can be understood as a soliloquy that corresponds to the definition of thinking
in Platoʼs Sophistes, the chapter Von der grossen Sehnsucht also allows insight into
the relationship between thinking and writing. Von der grossen Sehnsucht, after all,
follows the chapter Der Genesende, in which Zarathustraʼs animals talk to him about
eternal recurrence. Moreover, the invitation to sing anticipates the Dionysos-Dithyramben:
the address to the soul is followed by Das andere Tanzlied and the Ja-und
Amen-Lied, which Nietzsche describes as a dithyramb. As such, the chapter Von der
grossen Sehnsucht introduces dithyrambic poetry.

Abstract

Poetry in lieu of thinking. Reflections on the genesis of song in the third
part of Nietzsche’s Zarathustra. The chapter Von der grossen Sehnsucht opens the final
section of Nietzscheʼs Also sprach Zarathustra with a speech in which Zarathustra
invites his soul to sing and in which he starts to sing himself. Based on Nietzscheʼs
own late interpretation in Ecce homo, this article focuses on the narrative coherence
and poetic logic of the chapter Von der grossen Sehnsucht. While the address to the
soul can be understood as a soliloquy that corresponds to the definition of thinking
in Platoʼs Sophistes, the chapter Von der grossen Sehnsucht also allows insight into
the relationship between thinking and writing. Von der grossen Sehnsucht, after all,
follows the chapter Der Genesende, in which Zarathustraʼs animals talk to him about
eternal recurrence. Moreover, the invitation to sing anticipates the Dionysos-Dithyramben:
the address to the soul is followed by Das andere Tanzlied and the Ja-und
Amen-Lied, which Nietzsche describes as a dithyramb. As such, the chapter Von der
grossen Sehnsucht introduces dithyrambic poetry.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of German Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:430 German & related languages
Language:German
Date:2018
Deposited On:08 Feb 2019 11:26
Last Modified:08 Feb 2019 11:51
Publisher:De Gruyter
ISSN:0342-1422
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/NIETZSTU-2018-0003
Official URL:https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/niet.2018.47.issue-1/issue-files/niet.2018.47.issue-1.xml
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