Basic Writings of Nietzsche (Modern Library Classics)

Front Cover
MVP, Jul 19, 2019 - Fiction - 530 pages
Contents: - Beyond Good and Evil - The Antichrist - Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history. He began his career as a classical philologist before turning to philosophy. He became the youngest ever to hold the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel in 1869 at the age of 24. Nietzsche resigned in 1879 due to health problems that plagued him most of his life; he completed much of his core writing in the following decade. In 1889 at age 44, he suffered a collapse and afterward, a complete loss of his mental faculties. He lived his remaining years in the care of his mother until her death in 1897 and then with his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche. Nietzsche died in 1900.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - vegetarian - LibraryThing

A great edition of Nietzsche - curious how much the Tea Party COULD use some of these comments, but that would raise the level of discourse,and they would need to read the entire text (unlikely) to extract those few citations. Oh, Gingrich might! Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Brunoc - LibraryThing

Notoriously prone to misinterpretation, Nietzsche has never been so well served by any editor as by Walter Kaufmann. As a translator, Kaufmann is helpful and honest, forthcoming about specific ... Read full review

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information