By Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Young, Julian; Nietzsche, Friedrich
"In this account, Julian younger offers the main entire biography to be had this present day of the existence and philosophy of the nineteenth-century German thinker Friedrich Nietzsche. younger bargains with the various puzzles created through the conjunction of Nietzsche's own historical past and his paintings. environment Nietzsche's concept within the context of his occasions, younger emphasizes the decisive impact of Plato and of Richard Wagner on Nietzsche's try to reform Western tradition. He additionally describes the devastating impression on Nietzsche's character of his unsatisfied love for Lou Salome and makes an attempt to appreciate why, on the age of forty-four, he went mad." "This ebook encompasses a collection of greater than thirty pictures of Nietzsche, his acquaintances and his paintings websites. Seventeen of the philosopher's musical compositions, that are key to a deeper knowing of his highbrow undertaking can be found online."--BOOK JACKET. Read more...
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It is said that, once, his eyes ﬂashed so terrifyingly that all who saw him were ﬁlled with horror. – Around the cemetery lay the farmhouses and gardens constructed in rustic style. Harmony and peace reigned over every roof, wild events entirely absent. Tranquil though R¨ocken was, the outside world was in a quite diﬀerent condition: While we in R¨ocken lived quietly and peaceably earth-shattering events shook almost all European nations. Years earlier the explosive material [the French Revolution of ] had been spread everywhere so it needed only a spark to set it on ﬁre.
Gifted with spirit and a warm heart, adorned with all the virtues of a Christian, he lived a quiet, simple, yet happy life, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. His good manners and cheerful demeanour graced many a ∗ There is one recorded exception to this, which appears in a letter Nietzsche’s uncle, Edmund Oehler, wrote him in : ‘You will want to know how I am. I’m very well now, thank God. The melancholy, damp fogs are past and there is again pure, fresh air . . After a time of dark night and great inner suﬀering a new day and a new life begins to break.
God F or most of his youth, Nietzsche intended to enter the priesthood. Through, no doubt, identiﬁcation with his dead father, he was given to priestly moments at an early age. Yet there was more to Nietzsche’s piety than theatre. The following private note from his thirteenth year contains a startling intensity of genuine religious feeling, feeling bound up with the need to believe that one day he would be reunited with his father: I had already experienced so much – joy and sorrow, cheerful things and sad things – but in everything God has safely led me as a father leads his weak little child .
Friedrich Nietzsche : a philosophical biography by Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Young, Julian; Nietzsche, Friedrich