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The Gay Science: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

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Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God — to which a large part of the book is devoted — and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence. Walter Kaufmann's commentary, with its many quotations from previously untranslated letters, brings to life Nietzsche as a human being and illuminates his philosophy. The book contains some of Nietzsche's most sustained discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience and the origin of logic.

Most of the book was written just before Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the last part five years later, after Beyond Good and Evil. We encounter Zarathustra in these pages as well as many of Nietzsche's most interesting philosophical ideas and the largest collection of his own poetry that he himself ever published.

Walter Kaufmann's English versions of Nietzsche represent one of the major translation enterprises of our time. He is the first philosopher to have translated Nietzsche's major works, and never before has a single translator given us so much of Nietzsche.

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"[This book] mirrors all of Nietzsche's thought and could be related in hundreds of ways to his other books, his notes, and his letters. And yet it is complete in itself. For it is a work of art." Walter Kaufmann in the Introduction

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ISBN:
9780394719856
Subtitle:
With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Translator:
Kauffmann, Walter
Translator:
Kauffmann, Walter
Translator:
Kaufmann, Walter
Author:
Kaufmann, Walter
Author:
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Author:
Friedrich Nietzsche Translated, with Commentary, by Walter Kaufmann
Author:
Nietzsche, Friedrich
Translator:
Kaufmann, Walter
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
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Religion
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
History - 19th Century
Subject:
Human beings
Subject:
Power
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Escola De Frankfurt
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
philosophy;nietzsche;non-fiction;ethics;19th century;existentialism;religion;german;poetry;aphorisms;friedrich nietzsche;political theory;power;classics;german literature;germany;metaphysics;modern philosophy;1880s;psychology
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Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19740112
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.94x4.22x.92 in. .53 lbs.

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