The Portable Nietzsche

Paperback | January 27, 1977

byFriedrich NietzscheIntroduction byWalter KaufmannTranslated byWalter Kaufmann

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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

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He has to be one of the most misunderstood philosophers of the 19th century: Friedrich Nietzsche. A brilliant thinker and troubled soul, he offered the world the concept of the Superman, an idealized person who defines his own morality and rejects immortality and religion: "God is dead." These essays explore the foundation for Nietzsch...

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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 consistent...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 1.2 inPublished:January 27, 1977Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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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
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He has to be one of the most misunderstood philosophers of the 19th century: Friedrich Nietzsche. A brilliant thinker and troubled soul, he offered the world the concept of the Superman, an idealized person who defines his own morality and rejects immortality and religion: "God is dead." These essays explore the foundation for Nietzsche's philosophy, showing his developing style as a thinker and witty writer - and so funny! - and his characteristic venom towards mainstream culture in Germany. Nietzsche's writings are unparalleled: beautiful, lyrical prose offering remarkable ideas. The Portable Nietzsche contains the seeds of his ideas of light and dark, of intellectual freedom and ideological slavery.