By Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Buck, Keith; Fornari, Giuseppe; Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm

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The momentary lapse of selfcensorship provoked reactions of a dissociative nature that were immediately punished by rejecting the text, which meant coincidentally condemning its author. It was Friedrich who felt himself to be “repulsive” and “monstrous,” 28 Chapter Three and who confirmed throughout his life the tabes dorsalis that ends the fragment. ”10 Nietzsche’s relationships to his father and his family have not formed part of Girard’s inquiry, in part because they go beyond the essential situation that he wants to draw our attention to, and perhaps he also wants to avoid any dangerous confusion with explanatory schemes of a Freudian type.

After an eventful journey, his friend Overbeck managed to have the now insane Nietzsche admitted to the mental hospital in Basel, on January 10, 1889. ”— For a long time he dealt with family matters quite correctly, until quite suddenly he exclaimed: “Behold in me the tyrant of Turin” [“Siehe in mir den Tyrannen von Turin”]. 13 Nietzsche’s megalomania remained fixed where it had last manifested itself, in Turin, the city where he finished The Antichrist, which suggests a new starting date for it, September 30, 1888, the day on which he brought 16 Chapter Two that brief work to a close.

He was both sacrificer and sacrificed, the performer of the rite and the one transfigured through it to become divinized. Nietzsche requested “a dressing gown for radical redemption”; such a very personal item of clothing, which may be linked to his bodily and ontological functions, became the ambiguous garb of king, priest, and victim. The sexual references (“twenty-four prostitutes,” “completely crazy little women”) represent the continuation and culmination of power symbolically expressed through excrement and food.

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