Nietzsche: The Man and His Philosophy

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 9, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 270 pages
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Hollingdale's biography remains the single best account of the life and works for the student or nonspecialist. This classic biography of Nietzsche was first published in the 1960s and was enthusiastically reviewed at the time. Long out of print, it is now reissued with its text updated in the light of recent research. The biography chronicles Nietzsche's intellectual evolution and discusses his friendship and breach with Wagner, his attitude toward Schopenhauer, and his indebtedness to Darwin and the Greeks. It follows the years of his maturity and his mental collapse in 1889. The final part of the book considers the development of the Nietzsche legend during his years of madness. R. J. Hollingdale, one of the preeminent translators of Nietzsche, allows Nietzsche to speak for himself in a translation that transmits the vividness and virtuosity of Nietzsche's many styles. This is the ideal book for anyone interested in Nietzsche's life and work who wishes to learn why he is such a significant figure for the development of modern thought. R. J. Hollingdale has translated and edited several of Nietzsche's texts, as well as other prestigious German thinkers. Mr. Hollingdale worked in the editorial department of the Guardian for over twenty years and has written book reviews for the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement.
 

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Contents

The Child
3
The Schoolboy
18
The Student
28
The Professor
47
Wagner Schopenhauer Darwin and the Greeks
56
Basel and Bayreuth
86
Sorrento and an End in Basel
107
The TurningPoint
115
The Solitary
169
The Year 1888
193
The Revaluation
217
The Poet
228
The Collapse
237
Nietzsches Death
243
Postscript 1999
255
Selective Bibliography
263

The Wanderer
125
Lou Salomé
148
Zarathustra
158

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