What inspired Nietzsche? Strong, powerful stories about strong, powerful characters. Seizers of the day. Grabbers of life by the throat. Wrestlers with the human condition.
Where did he find them?
In the Jewish `Old Testament’, the book of divine justice, there are men, things and speeches of so grand a style that Greek and Indian literature have nothing to set beside it. One stands in reverence and trembling before these remnants of what man once was…
Join us Monday for the next episode of The History of Literature, when we take a look at the Hebrew Bible.