Nietzsche in Turin: An Intimate Biography

Nietzsche in Turin: An Intimate Biography

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by Lesley Chamberlain, Donada Peters
     
 

During 1888 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote three of his most important works--"Ecce Homo, Twilight of the Idols" and "The Antichrist". In this accessible, moving biography, Chamberlain examines with passion and insight the mind of a genius at its creative pinnacle.  See more details below

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During 1888 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote three of his most important works--"Ecce Homo, Twilight of the Idols" and "The Antichrist". In this accessible, moving biography, Chamberlain examines with passion and insight the mind of a genius at its creative pinnacle.

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“Original and enlightening . . . In prose that is complex, free-associative and richly allusive, [Chamberlain] seeks to plumb Nietzsche's mind.” —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

“Elegant and sympathetic . . . [Nietzsche] emerges as a kind, awkward man with an immense, unsatisfied hunger for love.” —Alain de Botton, Los Angeles Times Book Review

“[An] excellent account of Nietzsche's last days . . . [Chamberlain] succeeds to a surprising degree in communicating a sense of the man and the thinker, in all his strangeness.” —John Banville, The New York Review of Books

“In this fascinating 'intimate biography' . . . Chamberlain discovers that the philosopher of the Ubermensch was actually Human.” —The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736648929
Publisher:
Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1999

Meet the Author

Lesley Chamberlain studied German and Russian at Exeter and Oxford, and speaks five languages. She has worked as a journalist in Moscow and has published books in the United Kingdom on food, travel, communism, and philosophy. She is a regular contributor on literature in The Times and The Times Literary Supplement (both of London).

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