By Richard Davenport-Hines
Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Profumo scandal, An English Affair is a sharp-focused image of a kingdom near to social revolution. Britain in 1963 – Harold Macmillan used to be the best Minister of a Conservative executive, devoted to culture, hierarchy and, specially, outdated morality. yet a breakdown of social barriers observed nightclub hostesses blending with aristocrats, and middle-class execs dabbling in criminal activity. in the meantime, chilly conflict paranoia gripped the general public mind's eye. The Profumo Affair was once an ideal typhoon, and while it broke it rocked the institution. In 'An English Affair', the writer of the critically-acclaimed 'Titainic Lives' Richard Davenport-Hines brings Swinging London to lifestyles. the forged of gamers contains the widespread – louche medical professional Stephen Ward, good-time ladies Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies, and Secretary for warfare John Profumo himself. yet we additionally come across the tabloid hacks, estate builders and hangers-on whose roles have, beforehand, by no means been absolutely published. intercourse, medications, type, race, chequebook journalism and the legal underworld – the Profumo Affair had all of it. this can be the tale of ways Sixties England put off respectability and fell in love with scandal.
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NOTE ON THE TEXT AND TRANSLATION The text on which this translation is based is the standard German edition, Ecce homo. Wie man wird, was man ist, prepared by Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari (KSA 6: 255–374). Where possible I have retained Nietzsche’s idiosyncratic punctuation, which the Colli–Montinari edition restores after previous editors discreetly standardized it. Instances of Nietzsche’s double emphasis have been rendered in bold type. I am grateful to my colleague Fritz Gregor Herrmann, with whom I discussed parts of the ﬁnal draft of the translation, and to Graham Parkes for permission to reprint substantial excerpts from his Oxford World’s Classics translation of Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo by Richard Davenport-Hines