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Author Young, Julian.

Title Friedrich Nietzsche : a philosophical biography / Julian Young
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010


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Description xvi, 649 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents pt. 1. Youth -- pt. 2. The reluctant professor -- pt. 3. The nomad
Summary "In this account, Julian Young provides the most comprehensive biography available today of the life and philosophy of the nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Young deals with the many puzzles created by the conjunction of Nietzsche's personal history and his work. Setting Nietzsche's thought in the context of his times, Young emphasizes the decisive influence of Plato and of Richard Wagner on Nietzsche's attempt to reform Western culture. He also describes the devastating effect on Nietzsche's personality of his unhappy love for Lou Salome and attempts to understand why, at the age of forty-four, he went mad." "This book includes a selection of more than thirty photographs of Nietzsche, his friends and his work sites. Seventeen of the philosopher's musical compositions, which are key to a deeper understanding of his intellectual project are available online."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Australian
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 633-634) and index
Subject Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900.
Philosophers -- Germany -- Biography.
Philosophy, German -- 19th century.
Philosophy, Modern -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2009023342
ISBN 0521871174 (hbk.)
9780521871174 (hbk.)