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Author Landa, Ishay, 1969-

Title The overman in the marketplace : Nietzschean heroism in popular culture / Ishay Landa
Published Lanham, MD ; Plymouth : Lexington Books, [2007]


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Description 325 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: The Hero as Social Metaphor -- Pt. I. A Blueprint for the Nietzschean Hero -- 1. Nietzsche, the Popular and the 'Grand Economy' -- 2. How to Tame a Bulldog: The Social Mission of the Nietzschean Hero -- 3. Popular Nietzscheanism: Aesthetics for Everyone and No One -- Pt. II. The Nietzschean Hero on the Ground -- 4. Realism, Romanticism, Byronism: The Genealogy of the Nietzschean Hero -- 5. The Bourgeois Renaissance of Aristocratic Heroism -- 6. 'The Joy of the Knife': Nietzschean Glorification of Crime -- Epilogue: A Hero of Our Time
Summary "The Overman in the Marketplace explores the emergence and significance of "a Nietzschean heroic model" in twentieth-century popular culture, some notable examples of which are icons of pop culture such as James Bond, Tarzan, Hannibal Lector, or Ayn Rand's heroes. Taking on the nineteenth-century Romantic rebellion against Realism, the Nietzschean hero becomes a crusader against the perceived leveling-down of mass society. This book aims at integrating the analysis of Nietzschean heroism into a comprehensive social and ideological critique."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-313) and index
Subject Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900.
Hero worship.
Popular culture.
LC no. 2007017520
ISBN 9780739119853 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739119850 (cloth : alk. paper)