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Instead he usually oﬀers us a travesty of the situation, which at once directs our attention to actuality and permits an escape from it. 2 1 Matthew Hodgart, Satire (New York: World University Library, 1969), 31. , 12. 28 A question of genre Nietzsche attacks three principal follies in Ecce Homo and throughout his books: Christian morality, German pseudo-culture, and post-Socratic philosophy. Critics of his polemics often lament that Nietzsche fails to present an objective picture of the evils he describes, that he oﬀers instead a grossly exaggerated imitation of his subject.
For a forthright study that takes Nietzsche’s style seriously, see Douglas Thomas, Reading Nietzsche Rhetorically (New York: Guilford Press, 1999). 20 Introduction intellectual concerns, I have sought to avoid both the atomizing of his ideas, and the tortured, jargon-ﬁlled prose that too often poses as insight in academia. I aim to engage the literate reader who wants to learn about another person’s pursuit of wisdom at some depth, and in detail. 47 Does Ecce Homo attempt such an alliance? Does it conﬁgure Nietzsche’s corpus in a similar way?
The subtitle: How One Becomes What One Is 45 and such bad taste to those who have nothing else to do but drag the past a few steps further through time and who never live in the present – which is to say the many, the great majority. We, however, want to become those we are – human beings who are new, unique, incomparable, who give themselves laws, who create themselves.