Nietzsche: The Man and his Philosophy / Edition 2

Nietzsche: The Man and his Philosophy / Edition 2

by R. J. Hollingdale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521640911

ISBN-13: 9780521640916

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521640916
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to revised edition; Part I. 1844–1869: 1. The child; 2. The schoolboy; 3. The student; Part II. 1869–1879: 4. The professor; 5. Wagner, Schopenhauer, Darwin and the Greeks; 6. Basel and Bayreuth; 7. Sorrento and an end in Basel; Part III. 1879–1889: 8. The turning-point; 9. The wanderer; 10. Lou Salomé; 11. Zarathustra; 12. The solitary; 13. The year 1888; 14; The revaluation; 15. The poet; 16. The collapse; Part IV. 1889–1900: 17. Nietzsche's death; Postscript 1999; Selective bibliography; Index.

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