Nietzsche in Turin: An Intimate Biography

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Macmillan, Dec 15, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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During 1888 in Turin, Italy, Nietzsche wrote three of his most important works--Ecce Homo, Twilight of the Idols, and The Antichrist. In this accessible, moving biography, Lesley Chamberlain examines with passion and insight the mind of a genius at its creative pinnacle. In her account, Freidrich Nietzsche emerges as a gentle, tortured man, dominated by his rigorous mind and his love of music, and soothed by the strangely otherworldly city of Turin

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User Review  - G0thamite - Goodreads

Some interesting tidbits of Nietzsche's life in the first chapter or two. After that, it all turns to psychoanalyzing his music, sexuality, art and philosophy based on (IMHO) on very thin historical ice. Read full review

Review: Nietzsche in Turin: An Intimate Biography

User Review  - William West - Goodreads

Well written, enjoyable account of Nietzsche's last days. Paints a very endearing portrait of its subject. Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Lesley Chamberlain studied German and Russian at Exeter and Oxford, and speaks five languages. She has worked as a journalist in Moscow and has published books in the United Kingdom on food, travel, communism, and philosophy. She is a regular contributor on literature in The Times and The Times Literary Supplement (both of London).

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