Books by Carl Pletsch

YOUNG NIETZSCHE by Carl Pletsch
NON-FICTION
Released: July 22, 1991

"In spite of its decisive tone, Pletsch's intriguing study is speculative and needs to be seen in relation to other studies of creativity."
Here, Pletsch (Intellectual History/Miami Univ., Ohio) describes both how Nietzsche consciously chose to become a genius and the cultural conditions that allowed him to do so—the cult of genius itself, its 18th-century secular origins, its function in a period of progress, and Nietzsche's redefinition of it. Read full book review >