jamesrovira at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 18:50:55 EDT 2010
To descend to a wikipedia-level answer, Klopstock wrote an epic poem on the subject of redemption titled Messias and had met the person who translated Milton into German. Nietzsche's linking of the two seems sensible. I'm surprised Nietzsche wasn't more interested in Milton's Satan, but it's possible the Romantics had already done his work for him.
> [My quick translation] Beyond his borders-- When an artist wants to be more than an artist, for example the moral Awakener of his people, so he falls in love, as punishment, with a monster of moral materials--and the muse laughs at that: then this so kind-hearted goddess can also become spiteful with jealousy. One only has to think on Milton and Klopstock.
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