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Gertrude is a memoir style narrative of famous composer Kuhn who is attracted to Gertrude, but she chooses and marries Heinrich Muoth – but their relationship is an absolute mess as they were two people with pole apart characteristic traits.
What makes this book stand out?
To properly reflect on the old belief that chaos and rationalism are co-dependant rather than being rivals.
Read it for
An exquisite take on Nietzsche’s Apollonian and Dionysian philosophies – where Gertrude is prudent, and Muoth is chaos, and their co-relation is the core of the story.
Don't read it for
In case you don’t like fictional take on such philosophical theories by legends like Nietzsche.