Nietzsche's Noontide FriendNietzsche's Noontide Friend: The Self as Metaphoric Double was published in October 1997 by Pennsylvania State University Press, and nominated for the American Philosophical Association Younger Scholar Book Prize in the Fall of 2000.

From the dust jacket: "Ever since Heidegger lectured on Nietzsche, philosophers have stressed the active side of the Übermensch, the self who aggressively consumes and exploits value. Sheridan Hough, however, argues that there is a distinctly receptive and passive side to the Nietzschean self, and thus a pervasive doubleness in Nietzsche's thought that hasn't been explored before. This doubleness is the focus of Hough's attention here."

Critical reviews :

"A thoroughly original contribution to contemporary thinking on Nietzsche. This is clearly the ripened fruit of a great deal of meditation."—Geoffrey Galt Harpham, Tulane University

"In taking up the themes of arche-genealogy and the "male mother" that had been thoroughly developed elsewhere, most recently in David Farrell Krell's Infectious Nietzsche (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996), Sheridan Hough assumes a tremendous task in attempting to break new ground. Her talent speaks most clearly in crafting a novel portrait of the Übermensch, which in her metaphoric reading, serves to add a compelling interpretation to a concept that Nietzsche scholars may forever dispute. Her engaging and penetrating work bespeaks an ardorous relationship with these complex motifs."—Christopher Field, The Review of Metaphysics (June 1999)



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