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Author Safranski, RĂ¼diger.

Title Nietzsche : a philosophical biography / by Rudiger Safranski ; translated by Shelley Frisch
Edition First edition
Published New York : W.W. Norton, 2002


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Description 412 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Drama of disillusionment: Inventing a life -- Schopenhauer and the will to style -- Birth of the birth of tragedy -- Redemption through art -- Untimely meditations -- Panacea of knowledge -- Human, all too human -- Bicameral system of culture -- Daybreak and grand inspiration -- Eternal recurrence and the gay science -- Lou Salome and the quest for intimacy -- Setting the stage for the will to power -- Finale in Turin -- Europe discovers Nietzsche -- Chronicle of Nietzsche's life
Summary No other modern philosopher has proved as influential as Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1990) & none is as poorly understood. In the first major biography in decades, Rudiger Safranski re-creates the anguished life of Nietzsche while simultaneously assessing the philosophical implications of his morality, religion, & art. Plagued by illness & profoundly shaped by his tortured sexuality, Nietzsche was a man of masks & mood swings, a thinker who called himself "dynamite" yet labored under the weight of compulsive self-consciousness. Posing apt questions & at time offering unorthodox interpretations of Nietzsche's philosophical writings, Safranski offers a brilliant portrait of a historical figure in a work that is as groundbreaking as it will be long-lasting
Notes Originally published in German as Nietzsche. Biographie Seines Denkens
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900.
Philosophers -- Germany.
Philosophers -- Germany -- Biography.
Philosophy, German -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2001052130
ISBN 0393050084 hardback
Other Titles Nietzsche. English