- Paperback : 338 pages
- Item Weight : 15.5 ounces
- ISBN-13 : 979-8567651995
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.77 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Notoir Books (November 19, 2020)
- Language: : English
“The best, clearest summary of Nietzsche’s philosophy and a wonderful medicine for anyone sick with self-doubt or apathy.”
In 1908 the first book on Nietzsche ever to appear in English, this examination by legendary journalist H. L. Mencken is still one of the most enlightening. Mencken wrote this book while still in his 20s, but his penchant for thoroughness was evident even at that young age—in preparation for writing this book, he read Nietzsche’s works in their entirety, mostly in the original German.
Analyzed are Nietzsche’s much-misunderstood concept of the superman, his concept of eternal recurrence, his rejection of Christianity, and his basic rationalism and materialism.
A century after its original publication, this remains one of the clearest, most concise, and certainly one of the most entertaining and funny introductions to Nietzsche to date.
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