Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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





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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440674198
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/27/1977
  • Series: Portable Library
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 399,412
  • File size: 921 KB

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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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Bibliography
Letter to His Sister
Fragment of a Critique of Schopenhauer
On Ethics
Note (1870-71)
From Homer's Contest
Notes (1873)
From On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense
Notes about Wagner
Notes (1874)
Notes (1875)
From Human, All-Too-Human
From Mixed Opinions and Maxims
From The Wanderer and His Shadow
Letter to Overbeck
Notes (1880-81)
From The Dawn
Postcard to Overbeck
From The Gay Science
Draft of a Letter to Paul Rée

Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Editor's Preface
Contents
First Part
Second Part
Third Part
Fourth and Last Part

Note (1884)
Letters: To Overbeck; To His Sister; To Overbeck
Notes
From a Draft for a Preface
From Beyond Good and Evil
From The Gay Science: Book V
From Towards a Geneaology of Morals
Letter to Overbeck
Notes (1887)
Letter to His Sister
Notes (1888)
From The Wagner Case

Twilight of the Idols
Editor's Preface
Contents

The Antichrist
Editor's Preface

From Ecce Homo

Nietzsche Contra Wagner
Contents

Letters (1889): To Gast; To Jacob Burckhardt; To Overbeck
Editions of Nietzsche

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2001

    Wonderful

    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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  • Posted May 3, 2009

    The Protable Neitzsche

    All you will every need read from Nietzshe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2009

    The basic book on Nietzsche

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2003

    Portable Nietzsche

    Pure genius, let's just leave it at that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2002

    A good work--wrong conclusion.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2000

    An mystifying peek

    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.

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