How to misread
Why quoting out of context is sometimes the best thing you can do
At the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Monday I thought I would have a break from talking about my own ideas when I took part in a discussion about Nietzsche’s aphorisms. What I discovered was that, in fact, when talking about Nietzsche’s aphorisms, or anyone else’s, exploring what you think is the whole point.
Nietzsche is often misread and misunderstood. As my co-panellist Sue Prideaux, author of an acclaimed new biography, I am Dynamite, explained, he’s never…