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The Plastic Nietzsche, Part IV: A Serial Review of Ratner-Rosenhagen’s American Nietzsche

Prior Entries: Part I, Part II, and Part III. Having closely analyzed early reviews by Ross Posnock, Thomas Meaney, and Alexander Star, today I turn toward one last assessment of American Nietzsche before offering my own praise and criticism. I draw your attention to Roger Bellin’s review, “Superman/Everyman,” in The New Inquiry for its style as much as its content. Bellin’s opening is my favorite opening from all the reviews. He begins with A Fish Called Wanda, noting the main character, Otto (played by Kevin Kline), and his parallels with one of the historical caricatures of Nietzsche: wild mustache, egomaniac, Read more