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Parable of the Madman
by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market-place, and cried incessantly: “I am looking for God!
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Once upon a time, fairy tales told the harsh truth about human vanities. Princesses didn’t always end up with a prince. Here’s a fairy tale which you might not have read, in the literary form of the fin-de-siècle (end of the 19th century), with a typically unsweetened moral. 1,033 more words
Before there was Fight Club, Edgar Allan Poe was publishing multiple stories featuring main characters with alter egos. The trope of physically representing different aspects of the mind is by no means new, and certainly did not originate with Poe. 1,846 more words