Although I will not argue that Darwish writes the poem of Bachelardism, Heideggerism, Nietzscheism
or Deleuzism, I will argue that, as a "half philosopher," his metaphor allows the reader to construct traces of some of the arguments of those thinkers.
At the same time, Mencken sought to arm Nietzscheism
with the Darwinian weapons of the struggle for existence and the law of natural selection, which he hoped would provide the liberating force for his aristocracy of iconoclasts.
Keep argues, however, that Shiel's work offers a "complex" and "cultural[lly] rich" treatment of a vast range of modernist ideas-everything from socialism, evolution, Nietzscheism
, spiritualism, eugenics, revolution, insanity, miscegenation, etc.