Nietzsche

About

This will be an article about Dimitri and his goals for the website.

 

The author of this blog would first like to sincerely apologize for his lengthy absence due to sever back problems. However as Nietzsche has alluded to throughout his work: "man is constantly defined by his pain".

 

Welcome friends. My name is Dimitri Bogdanovich. Birthdate: February 3, 1958, Chicago, I'll. Education: Highschool dropout.

 

My formal education began in Chicago at the local library located roughly two blocks from the corner cross-streets of Lincolin and Western where I shared a tiny apartment with my Serbian grandmother and father. At the tender age of fourteen I started devouring such classis authors as Franz Kafka, Hemingway, Hreman Hesse, Dostoyevsky, Stendhal, Saki(H.H. Munro), Kierkegaard, Turgenev, Samuel Johnson, H.L. Menken, and the list goes on.

 

The other passion which engulfed my life was my obsession with cinema. The movies theatres of Chicago was my second home and on frequent occasions the projection booth a place to sleep  for the evening in order to begin my marathon screenings all over again the next day. During the next few years my viewership included the films of John Ford, Howard Hawks, Jean-Luc Godard, Orson Welles, Francois Triffaut, Chris Marker, Carl Th. Dryer, Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Ingmar Bergman, Tarkovsky, Hitchcoch, Woody Allen, Coppola, Scorsese, Jean Renoir, ad infinitum.

 

On any given day if you were to ask me who my favorite film director was or what films made my top ten list it may vary from day to day, month to month or even from year to year. There are so many great works  within the world of film it is impossible for me to keep a steady or consistent flow of what or who was the very best.

 

The same argument could easy be made in the world of literature as well. However for  myself there has been only one consistent writer-philosopher who has captured my imagination and especially my emotions.

 

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche has been a major definitive influence in my life since I  read his first philosophical work (Human, All Too Human) at eighteen years of age.

 

It is my intention through this blog sight to create and exchange fresh and new ideas concerning the work of Nietzsche. We will also come to discover the extreme nature of his struggle and painful journey which he endured in order to produce some of the most profound and controversial work that has appeared on the written page.

 

Finally, it is my hope that this protracted dialogue will filter out to non-academics and the masses who haven't even heard of Nietzsche. Let us all roll the dice and at least put forth our best effort to expand our knowledge concerning all aspects of our existence.

 

The mind and complete total individualism is terrible thing to waste.  Dimitri Bogdanovich.

 

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from
being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely
often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay
for the privilege of owning yourself."

 

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)