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By May Sarton

ISBN-10: 1497685443

ISBN-13: 9781497685444

May Sarton’s sincere and engrossing magazine of her 70th yr, spent dwelling and dealing at the Maine coast

may perhaps Sarton’s journals are a charming examine a wealthy creative lifestyles. during this, her ode to getting older, she savors the day-by-day pleasures of tending to her backyard, taking care of her canines, and unique site visitors at her liked Maine domestic through the ocean. Her memories are uncooked, and her observations are infused with the poetic candor for which Sarton—over the process her decades-long career—became known.

An enlightening glimpse right into a time—the early 1980s—and an age, At Seventy is immediately particular and common, delivering a special window into septuagenarian existence that readers of all generations will get pleasure from. every now and then mournful and at others hopeful, it is a attractive memoir of the 12 months within which Sarton, in retrospect on all of it, may well proclaim, “I am extra myself than i've got ever been.”

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In the midst of the torments which attended an uninterrupted three-day headache accompanied by the laborious vomiting of phlegm – I possessed a dialectical clarity par excellence and thought my way very cold-bloodedly through things for which when I am in better health I am not enough of a climber, not refined, not cold enough. My readers perhaps know the extent to which I regard dialectics as a symptom of décadence, for example in the most famous case of all: in the case of Socrates. – All morbid disturbances of the intellect, even that semi-stupefaction consequent on fever, have remained to this day totally unfamiliar things to me, on their nature and frequency I had first to instruct myself by scholarly methods.

J. com This translation first published 1979 Reprinted with new introduction 1992 Reprinted with a Chronology amd Further Reading 2004 13 Translation copyright © R. J. Hollingdale, 1979 New introduction copyright © Michael Tanner, 1992 All rights reserved Except in the United States of America, this book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser 9780141921730 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION NOTE ON THE TEXT CHRONOLOGY FURTHER READING ECCE HOMO HOW ONE BECOMES WHAT ONE IS Foreword On this perfect day… Why I am So Wise Why I am So Clever Why I Write Such Good Books The Birth of Tragedy The Untimely Essays Human, All Too Human Daybreak The Gay Science Thus Spoke Zarathustra Beyond Good and Evil Genealogy of Morals Twilight of the Idols The Wagner Case Why I am a Destiny NOTES INTRODUCTION Ecce Homo is the title of Friedrich Nietzsche’s autobiography.

I was the first to discover the truth, in that I was the first to sense – smell – the lie as lie… My genius is in my nostrils’ (‘Why I am a Destiny’, 1). This passage follows almost immediately on his writing: I have a terrible fear I shall one day be pronounced holy: one will guess why I bring out this book beforehand; it is intended to prevent people from making mischief with me… I do not want to be a saint, rather even a buffoon… Perhaps I am a buffoon… and none the less, or rather not none the less – for there has hitherto been nothing more mendacious than saints – the truth speaks out of me.

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