The Portable Nietzsche

The Portable Nietzsche

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by Friedrich Nietzsche
     
 

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The works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago. As Walter Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading authorities on Nietzsche, notes in his introduction, “Few writers in any age were so full of ideas,” and few writers have been so consistently

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The works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago. As Walter Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading authorities on Nietzsche, notes in his introduction, “Few writers in any age were so full of ideas,” and few writers have been so consistently misinterpreted. The Portable Nietzsche includes Kaufmann’s definitive translations of the complete and unabridged texts of Nietzsche’s four major works: Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, Nietzsche Contra Wagner and Thus Spoke Zarathustra. In addition, Kaufmann brings together selections from his other books, notes, and letters, to give a full picture of Nietzsche’s development, versatility, and inexhaustibility. “In this volume, one may very conveniently have a rich review of one of the most sensitive, passionate, and misunderstood writers in Western, or any, literature.” —Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140150629
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1977
Series:
Portable Library Series
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
151,894
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born in Prussia in 1844. After the death of his father, a Lutheran minister, Nietzsche was raised from the age of five by his mother in a household of women. In 1869 he was appointed Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, where he taught until 1879 when poor health forced him to retire. He never recovered from a nervous breakdown in 1889 and died eleven years later. Known for saying that “god is dead,” Nietzsche propounded his metaphysical construct of the superiority of the disciplined individual (superman) living in the present over traditional values derived from Christianity and its emphasis on heavenly rewards. His ideas were appropriated by the Fascists, who turned his theories into social realities that he had never intended.

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The Portable Nietzsche 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful collection of stories, notes, and letters of one of the greatest philosophers alive. It contains his book Thus Spoke Zarathrustra which has sold over 80 million copies. It contains letters and notes which show you the developement of Friedrich throughout the years. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to read some excellent philosophical material. Nietzsche is outstanding
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Chuckless More than 1 year ago
All you will every need read from Nietzshe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nietzsche was a german philosopher that had some very radical views on life and the world around us all. In this book he discusses how people live their life and how it is not wrong but he adds a new twist to the way people look at life. Theme: There are not many themes in this book but one that I did notice is the way that people look at life. It is incredible some of the things that Nietzsche suggests. When you first hear them they sound a little bit like nonsense but when you try it with your own life it makes a difference. Someone who wants to change the way that they look at life would really enjoy this book. It is a little tough to read but if you are willing to put the time and effort into it a would highly suggest it. My overall rating of the book is 5 stars.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Pure genius, let's just leave it at that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nietzsche has always provided me with an escape. I first picked his literature in the ninth grade. I have loved him ever since. His tact for explaining the truth provides both a mystifying peek into the dark realms of life and allows the reader to gaze into the mind of a mad man.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nietzsche writes brilliantly, and brings forth great questions. The problem is--his conclusions are all wrong. A *careful* examination reveals his errors. A book that should be read is "Can man live without God" by Ravi Zacharias, who dispells most (if not all) of Nietzsche's conclusions.