When Nietzsche Wept - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Irvin D. Yalom
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Chapter 11 Summary

In the middle of the night following Breuer's conversation with Max, someone pounds on his front door. A man he doesn't recognize tells him that one of his patients is very sick at his guesthouse and that he should come right away. The patient is Nietzsche, and Breuer quickly gets dressed and goes out into the snow. The man from the guesthouse, Herr Schlegel, is a military veteran whose narrative is inexhaustible. He doesn't want Nietzsche to die in his guesthouse because that would be bad for business.

When Breuer arrives at the guesthouse, he finds Nietzsche in a near comatose state. The bed sheets are covered in blood and vomit, and Nietzsche is wearing only his underwear, his other clothing having been tossed to the floor near the bed. Breuer stays with Nietzsche. He rubs his temples and, upon examining the room...

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