Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Basic Writings of Nietzsche

Hardback Modern Library (Hardcover)

By (author) Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Volume editor Walter A. Kaufmann

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 850 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 38mm | 840g
  • Publication date: 28 July 1994
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0679600000
  • ISBN 13: 9780679600008
  • Edition statement: Modern library ed
  • Sales rank: 98,437

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Introduction by Peter Gay Translated and edited by Walter Kaufmann Commentary by Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Gilles Deleuze One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. "Basic Writings of Nietzsche" gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche's most important works, from his first book to his last: "The Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Case of Wagner, "and "Ecce Homo." Edited and translated by the great Nietzsche scholar Walter Kaufmann, this volume also features seventy-five aphorisms, selections from Nietzsche's correspondence, and variants from drafts for "Ecce Homo." It is a definitive guide to the full range of Nietzsche's thought. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

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Peter Gay is Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University and the former director of the Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library. His works include "The Enlightenment: The Science of Freedom" and "Modernism: The Lure of Heresy."

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"Nietzsche is one of the few philosophers since Plato whom large numbers of intelligent people read for pleasure." --Walter Kaufmann

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One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche's most important works, from his first book to his last: The Birth of Tragedy; Beyond Good and Evil; On the Genealogy of Morals; The Case of Wagner; and Ecce Homo. Edited and translated by the great Nietzsche scholar Walter Kaufmann, this volume provides a definitive guide to the full range of Nietzsche's thought. Included also are seventy-five aphorisms, selections from Nietzsche's correspondence, and variants from drafts for Ecce Homo. "From the Trade Paperback edition.