Looking for a full text English translation of Peter Zapffe essay "The Last Messiah", online or in print
November 28, 2004 11:09 AM   Subscribe

After reading Sticherbeast's FPP on the Thomas Ligotti interview, I was very eager to read the Peter Zapffe essay Ligotti refers to--"The Last Messiah".

A look with Google and Amazon turned up no full texts in English, for free or otherwise. Do any MeFites have a translation of "The Last Messiah" they'd be willing to share or sell, or leads on where to find same?
posted by everichon to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
There's a very brief summary in English of Zapffe's later work Om det tragiske 'On the Tragic' here (apparently it's an expanded exploration of the themes outlined in 'The Last Messiah'). As to where to find 'The Last Messiah': I couldn't find anything either.
posted by misteraitch at 11:38 AM on November 28, 2004

The essay is available at philosophynow.org. It requires you to be a subscriber, but it looks like that's what you want.
posted by stovenator at 2:09 PM on November 28, 2004

Oh, and I don't remember what google-fu I used, but somewhere along the line I saw that the English translation was done by Gisle Tangenes, so it didn't take long from there.
posted by stovenator at 2:11 PM on November 28, 2004

More along the lines of "On the Tragic", there's publishing information for it here (though now that I think of it, the book may be in Norwegian).
posted by schroedinger at 5:12 PM on November 28, 2004

Thanks, stovenator, that's just what I wanted.
posted by everichon at 10:20 PM on November 28, 2004

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