Egoists: A Book of Supermen: Stendhal, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Anatole France, Huysmans, Barres, Nietzsche, Blake, Ibsen, Stirner, and Ernest Hello

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MAX STIRNER

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IN 1888 John Henry Mackay, the Scottish- German poet, while at the British Museum reading Lange History of Materialism, encountered the name of Max Stirner and a brief criticism of his forgotten book, Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum ( The Only One and His Property; in French translated L'Unique et sa Propriété, and in the first English translation more aptly and euphoniously entitled The Ego and His Own). His curiosity excited, Mackay, who is an anarchist, procured after some difficulty a copy of the work, and so greatly was he stirred that for ten years he gave himself up to the study of Stirner and his teachings, and after incredible painstaking published in 1898 the story of his life. ( Max Stirner: Sein Lebenund sein Werk: John Henry Mackay.) To Mackay's labours we owe all we know of a man who was as absolutely swallowed up by the years as if he had never existed. But some advanced spirits had read Stirner's book, the most revolutionary ever written, and had felt

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  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • I - A Sentimental Education 1
  • II - The Baudelaire Legend 66
  • III - The Real Flaubert 104
  • IV - Anatole France 139
  • V - J.-K. Huysmans 167
  • VI - Maurice Barres 207
  • VII - Phases of Nietzsche 236
  • VIII - Mystics 269
  • IX - Ibsen 317
  • X - Max Stirner 350
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