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The Resource I am dynamite! : a life of Friedrich Nietzsche, Sue Prideaux

I am dynamite! : a life of Friedrich Nietzsche, Sue Prideaux

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I am dynamite! : a life of Friedrich Nietzsche
Title
I am dynamite!
Title remainder
a life of Friedrich Nietzsche
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Sue Prideaux
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Language
eng
Summary
Friedrich Nietzsche's work blasted the foundation of western thinking. The death of God, the UEbermensch, and the slave morality permeate our culture, high and low, and yet he is one of history's most misunderstood philosophers. Nietzsche himself thought that all philosophy was autobiographical and in this myth-shattering book, Sue Prideaux brings readers into the world of a brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work. From his placid, devoutly Christian upbringing, overshadowed by the mysterious death of his father, through his lonely philosophising on high mountains, to the horror and pathos of his final descent into madness, Prideaux explores Nietzsche's intellectual, emotional and spiritual life with insight and sensitivity. The book is studded with unforgettable portraits of the people who were most important to him, including Richard and Cosima Wagner, Lou Salome - the femme fatale who broke his heart - and his rabidly nationalist and anti-Semitic sister Elizabeth, who betrayed him by manipulating his texts and putting them to infinite misuse at the hands of the Nazis. Today, Nietzsche's ideas continue to be adopted by both the left and the right. I Am Dynamite! is the essential biography for anyone seeking to understand the philosopher who foresaw - and sought solutions to - our own troubled times.--
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Prideaux, Sue
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non fiction
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  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
  • Philosophers
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I am dynamite! : a life of Friedrich Nietzsche, Sue Prideaux
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
on1016962900
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 444 pages
Isbn
9780571336210
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1016962900
Label
I am dynamite! : a life of Friedrich Nietzsche, Sue Prideaux
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1016962900
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 444 pages
Isbn
9780571336210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1016962900

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