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07 November 2018 | by Ian Thomson

A fun biography of Nietzsche, the Antichrist who hugged a carthorse

 

Friedrich Nietzsche, the self-proclaimed “Antichrist”, reportedly lost his mind in Turin. In December 1899 the myopic, migraine-ridden philosopher was seen to rush from his lodgings in the northern Italian city and tearfully embrace a carthorse. Writers have long been moved by this episode. 





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