New PDF release: Amelia

By Nancy Nahra

EISBN-13: 9781612306346

When she took off on her epic flight world wide on June 1, 1937, Amelia Earhart had already earned her position in twentieth-century historical past. She used to be the 1st girl (and moment individual) to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean. She set greater than a dozen files within the damaging early days of aviation: She was once the 1st pilot to fly nonstop around the continental usa and the 1st to fly from Honolulu to California. regardless of these accomplishments, she remained modest, self-effacing, and captivating, counting mechanics, rival pilots, and primary girl Eleanor Roosevelt between her shut buddies. yet our enduring fascination along with her stems mostly from the secret of her ultimate flight, while she and her navigator Fred Noonan vanished into the vastness of the Pacific Ocean greater than seventy-five years in the past. Her disappearance has come to overshadow her existence, yet she used to be extra – even more. this is her unforgettable tale.

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From the moment when there was a piano score of Tristan -my compliments, Herr von BLilow-I was a v\'agnerian8a . . " To this day I am still looking for a work of equally dangerous fascination, of an equally gruesome [schnuerlich] and sweet infinity as Tristan-and look in all the arts in vain. All the strangenesses of Leonardo da Vinci emerge from their spell at the first note of Tristnn. This work is emphatically Wagner's non plus ultra ... The world is poor for anyone who has never been sick enough for this "voluptuousness of hell"; it is per- From the posthumously published notes which Nietzsche penned while working on his "untimely" essay on \Vagner, one can trace a direct development to the section on artists in his next work, Human, All- TooHuman.

P. A. Schilpp, reprinted in my From Shakespeare to Existentialism. 23 Jaspers, op. " What he means will be considered in Chap. 2 . Prologue ~ 17 There is no need here for tracing the growth of the legend further. We shall later have occasion to consider the Nazis' use of Nietzsche. For the present we may conclude that his alleged ambiguity as well as his supposed affinity with Nazism-indeed, that the whole legend--depends on the failure to ask: What did Nietzsche oppose? What did he seek to overcome?

Introd. to Griechische Kulturgeschichte, ed. ) 3 VIIl-XI Nietzsche's Life as Background of His Thought ~ 29 broken with Wagner, whom Burckhardt had always disliked, Nietzsche still revered the old professor and paid his respects to him in his last works. 6 The older man's reaction seems typical: sympathetic and yet without relinquishing his customary reserve, he took the letter to Nietzsche's friend Franz Overbeck, stating that he believed it was something of concern to Overbeck. Overbeck (1837-1905) was nearer Nietzsche's own age, though still seven years his senior, and he was closer to Nietzsche than anybody else in Basel.

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