Influence and Nietzsche
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How is the allegedly oppressive and marginalizing stellarum influxus, and emanational, theory of influence Nietzschean in makeup? If it reduces the relationship between influence and originality, again, to a theoretical pulley system: the more influence increases, the more originality falls (and vice-versa), how can this be attributed to the work of such a ground-breaking thinker as Nietzsche? As demonstrated in the previous chapter, this model has been widely accepted as the dominant understanding of the term in literary studies; hence it has been left vulnerable to political and methodological attacks by those seeking to undermine the canon of Western literature.