Superficial - Out of Profundity! Nietzschean Aesthetics and the Drama of Pessoa's 'Fictions of the Interlude'

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Superficial - Out of Profundity! Nietzschean Aesthetics and the Drama of Pessoa's 'Fictions of the Interlude'

Title: Superficial - Out of Profundity! Nietzschean Aesthetics and the Drama of Pessoa's 'Fictions of the Interlude'
Author: Ricca, Andrew
Issue Date: 2014-09-30
Keywords: Aesthetics
Nietzsche
Pessoa
Fictions of the Interlude
Dramatisation
Postmodern Irony
Abstract: This thesis examines the relationship between Nietzschean Aesthetics and the writings signed under the names of Pessoa's major heteronyms. It analyzes Nietzsche and Pessoa's treatment of philosophy and the aesthetic and dramatic manner in which they write it. I argue that common to the texts by both writers, particularly in Pessoa's case, his tentatively titled 'Fictions of the Interlude', lies a tension between aesthetic, if not ironic, distancing and earnest formative discourse.
Supervisor: Korsten, F.W.
Faculty: Faculty of HumanitiesResearch master thesis
Department: Literary Studies (Research master)
Specialisation: n/a
ECTS Credits: 25
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/28582
 

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