The Portable Nietzsche

The Portable Nietzsche

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Overview

The works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago. As Walter Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading authorities on Nietzsche, notes in his introduction, “Few writers in any age were so full of ideas,” and few writers have been so consistently misinterpreted. The Portable Nietzsche includes Kaufmann’s definitive translations of the complete and unabridged texts of Nietzsche’s four major works: Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, Nietzsche Contra Wagner and Thus Spoke Zarathustra. In addition, Kaufmann brings together selections from his other books, notes, and letters, to give a full picture of Nietzsche’s development, versatility, and inexhaustibility. “In this volume, one may very conveniently have a rich review of one of the most sensitive, passionate, and misunderstood writers in Western, or any, literature.” —Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140150629
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/27/1977
Series: Portable Library
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 98,067
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.73(h) x 1.22(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born in Prussia in 1844. After the death of his father, a Lutheran minister, Nietzsche was raised from the age of five by his mother in a household of women. In 1869 he was appointed Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, where he taught until 1879 when poor health forced him to retire. He never recovered from a nervous breakdown in 1889 and died eleven years later. Known for saying that “god is dead,” Nietzsche propounded his metaphysical construct of the superiority of the disciplined individual (superman) living in the present over traditional values derived from Christianity and its emphasis on heavenly rewards. His ideas were appropriated by the Fascists, who turned his theories into social realities that he had never intended.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Bibliography
Letter to His Sister
Fragment of a Critique of Schopenhauer
On Ethics
Note (1870-71)
From Homer's Contest
Notes (1873)
From On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense
Notes about Wagner
Notes (1874)
Notes (1875)
From Human, All-Too-Human
From Mixed Opinions and Maxims
From The Wanderer and His Shadow
Letter to Overbeck
Notes (1880-81)
From The Dawn
Postcard to Overbeck
From The Gay Science
Draft of a Letter to Paul Rée

Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Editor's Preface
Contents
First Part
Second Part
Third Part
Fourth and Last Part

Note (1884)
Letters: To Overbeck; To His Sister; To Overbeck
Notes
From a Draft for a Preface
From Beyond Good and Evil
From The Gay Science: Book V
From Towards a Geneaology of Morals
Letter to Overbeck
Notes (1887)
Letter to His Sister
Notes (1888)
From The Wagner Case

Twilight of the Idols
Editor's Preface
Contents

The Antichrist
Editor's Preface

From Ecce Homo

Nietzsche Contra Wagner
Contents

Letters (1889): To Gast; To Jacob Burckhardt; To Overbeck
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