By Friedrich Nietzsche
100 years after his loss of life, Friedrich Nietzsche is still the main influential thinker of the trendy period. uncomplicated Writings of Nietzsche gathers the entire texts of 5 of Nietzsche's most crucial works, from his first booklet to his final: The delivery of Tragedy; past stable and Evil; at the family tree of Morals; The Case of Wagner; and Ecce Homo. Edited and translated by way of the nice Nietzsche student Walter Kaufmann, this quantity presents a definitive advisor to the total variety of Nietzsche's thought.
Included are also seventy-five aphorisms, decisions from Nietzsche's correspondence, and versions from drafts for Ecce Homo.
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For eleven years, until Nietzsche’s death in 1900, and for years thereafter, she held a virtual monopoly on interpreting her brother to the world, and other commentators on Nietzsche’s thought more or less helplessly followed her deceptive lead. What Kaufmann calls “the Nietzsche legend” owes more to her than to any other commentator. Her work as her brother’s editor, then, made the “real” Nietzsche virtually disappear from view. Readers in the English-speaking world who had no German faced an additional obstacle: the translations.
3 What is of lasting importance is not the contrast of the Apollinian9 and Dionysian as such: that smacks of Schopenhauer’s contrast of the world as representation and the world as will; and playing off two concepts against each other like that is rarely very fruitful, though it has been a popular pastime among German scholars. ”10 Nietzsche used Apollo as a symbol for this aspect of Greek culture which found superb expression in classical Greek temples and sculptures: the genius of restraint, measure, and harmony.
One influential interpretation, which declared Nietzsche to be half a Nazi, was Crane Brinton’s Nietzsche, published in 1941. A highly respected historian at Harvard University, Brinton was an accessible essayist whose weighty opinions seemed to confirm what more casual writers and readers had long held against Nietzsche. Then, nine years after, a philosopher at Princeton University, Walter A. Kaufmann, published Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist, and Nietzsche scholarship was never the same again.