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Overview

This classic biography of Nietzsche was first published in the 1960s and was enthusiastically reviewed at the time. The biography chronicles Nietzsche's evolution from the pious son of a country parson to the university professor who at the age of twenty-five had already conceived the basis of his mature philosophy. The book 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, with his struggles with ill-health, his wanderings in Italy, France, and Switzerland, his abortive affair with Lou Salome, and his mental collapse in 1889. The final part of the book considers the development of the Nietzsche legend during his years of madness. Into this chronicle is integrated an account of the evolution of the philosophy from The Birth of Tragedy to Ecce Homo.
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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.
Observer
From the Publisher
"For a third of a century, Hollingdale's reliable, learned, reasonable, and above all deeply humane biography of Nietzsche has provided English-language students with a trustworthy guide to the life of one of the most important thinkers of modern times and a helpful introduction to the development of his thought. This new edition, revised in style and corrected and updated in context throughout, and furnished with a new preface and an important appendix supplying an overview of recent developments in scholarship on Nietzsche, should equip new generations of students with the orientation, understanding, and critical sympathy they will need to face the challenges posed to the contemporary world by Nietzsche, and by those who claim to represent him." Glenn W. Most, The University of Chicago

"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 a prophet being of the Nazi movement." Hugh Trevor-Roper, New Statesman

"The best extended defence 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." Philip Toynbee, Observer

"An admirable work. Mr. Hollingdale gives an impartial account of Nietzsche's life and writings and shows the reader how to make his way through the maze of controversial literature. His thorough analysis of Nietzsche's writing, his illuminating translations of key passages, and his generous acknowledgements of previous commentators make his book a reliable and stimulating guide to the strange, formidable, unhappy figure depicted in it." H.B. Acton, The Listener

"...a superb book to introduce students to Nietzsche...clear, sensitive and intelligent." Stephen Houlgate, University of Warwick

"The notes and index are especially helpful and, together with Breazeale's introduction...makes this edition much more valuable for scholarship than the last." W.C.D., Ethics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521002950
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 730,548
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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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