Basic Writings of Nietzsche

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 5, 2009 - Philosophy - 896 pages
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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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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

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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

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About the author (2009)

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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