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The Philosophy Of Friedrich Nietzsche

The Philosophy Of Friedrich Nietzsche

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The first book on Nietzsche ever to appear in English, this examination by legendary journalist H. L. Mencken is still one of the most enlightening. Mencken wrote this book while still in his 20s, but his penchant for thoroughness was evident even at that young age-in preparation for writing this book, he read Nietzsche's works in their entirety, mostly in the

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The first book on Nietzsche ever to appear in English, this examination by legendary journalist H. L. Mencken is still one of the most enlightening. Mencken wrote this book while still in his 20s, but his penchant for thoroughness was evident even at that young age-in preparation for writing this book, he read Nietzsche's works in their entirety, mostly in the original German. A brief biographical sketch is followed by clear and thorough explanations of Nietzsche's basic concepts and attitudes. Analyzed are Nietzsche's much-misunderstood concept of the superman, his concept of eternal recurrence, his rejection of Christianity, and his basic rationalism and materialism. Included are two essays on Nietzsche that appeared in Mencken's magazine The Smart Set subsequent to the publishing of the original edition of this book. Also, nearly a century after its original publication, this remains one of the clearest, most concise, and entertaining introductions to Nietzsche to date.

Author Biography: H. L. Mencken was a journalist in the first half of the 20th century, reporting on social and political matters such as the Scopes monkey trial. He was the editor of The Smart Set and The American Mercury and the author of over two dozen books, including The American Language, Happy Days, Newspaper Days, and Heather Days. He was also the translator of Nietzsche's The Anti-Christ.

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Initially released in 1908, Mencken's study of Nietzsche, which was the first of its kind in English, was his second book. This reprint is based on the text of the 1913 third edition and includes a new introduction discussing the book's strengths and weaknesses and the characters of both the author and the subject as well as an updated layout to make it more reader-friendly. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781162963945
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/10/2010
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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