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Nietzsche : the man and his philosophy
Hollingdale, R. J.
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Revised edition.
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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xii, 270 pages ; 24 cm
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B3317 .H557 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Editionp. vii
A List of Nietzsche's Worksp. ix
Part I 1844-1869
1. The Childp. 3
2. The Schoolboyp. 18
3. The Studentp. 28
Part II 1869-1879
4. The Professorp. 47
5. Wagner, Schopenhauer, Darwin and the Greeksp. 56
6. Basel and Bayreuthp. 86
7. Sorrento and an End in Baselp. 107
Part III 1879-1889
8. The Turning-Pointp. 115
9. The Wandererp. 125
10. Lou Salomep. 148
11. Zarathustrap. 158
12. The Solitaryp. 169
13. The Year 1888p. 193
14. The Revaluationp. 217
15. The Poetp. 228
16. The Collapsep. 237
Part IV 1889-1900
17. Nietzsche's Deathp. 243
Postscript 1999p. 255
Selective Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 267