Nietzsche

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Hugh Trevor-Roper
Mr. Hollingdale has written a scholarly and attractive study of both the man and his work. It enables us to see Nietzsche against his own background; and to see how he was converted into being a prophet of the Nazi movement.
New Statesman
Philip Toynbee
The best extended defense of Nietzsche that I have read; a scholarly biography used as the groundwork for a piece of spirited partisanship. Mr. Hollingdale writes extremely well, and he never fails to make his subjects at the very least, endlessly interesting.
Observer
Philip Toynbee
The best extended defense of Nietzsche that I have read; a scholarly biography used as the groundwork for a piece of spirited partisanship. Mr. Hollingdale writes extremely well, and he never fails to make his subjects at the very least, endlessly interesting.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780744800296
  • Publisher: Ark Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/1985

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
A List of Nietzsche's Works
Pt. I 1844-1869
1 The Child 3
2 The Schoolboy 18
3 The Student 28
Pt. II 1869-1879
4 The Professor 47
5 Wagner, Schopenhauer, Darwin and the Greeks 56
6 Basel and Bayreuth 86
7 Sorrento and an End in Basel 107
Pt. III 1879-1889
8 The Turning-Point 115
9 The Wanderer 125
10 Lou Salome 148
11 Zarathustra 158
12 The Solitary 169
13 The Year 1888 193
14 The Revaluation 217
15 The Poet 228
16 The Collapse 237
Pt. IV 1889-1900
17 Nietzsche's Death 243
Postscript 1999 255
Selective Bibliography 263
Index 267
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