Oppositional reading

I got very little from Nietzsche until I learned to read him oppositionally.

I had to want urgently to know exactly what he was explaining and what he was implying, not only at the aphorism-level, but the book- and corpus-level, and be equally ready to fight for or against it, depending on my own soul’s response. I took sides against nobility, while experiencing its value and profound importance — to me, personally, in the very act of opposing it.

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