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Twilight of the Idols (A Modernized Translation with a New Introduction and Biography) [Kindle Edition]

Friedrich Nietzsche , Bill Chapko
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Although this edition of "Twilight of the Idols" is based on Thomas Common's 1899 translation, the text has been modernized. Words such as "fain, hitherto, thee, wouldst, therefrom, nigh, ye and forsooth", have been replaced with present-day English equivalents.

Unique Features of this special Kindle edition:
An Original Essay on Nietzsche's Fundamental Theory of Eternal Recurrence
A New Introduction to Nietzsche's Life and Writings by the Editor
An New Extensive Timeline Biography
A Section with Nietzsche's Comments on Each of his Books.
Selected Excerpts from His Other Works

"Twilight of the Idols" is also included in the Kindle Book "Nietzsche's Best 8 Books" (with only a slightly higher price), which contains the unabridged texts of:
1.The Gay Science
2.Ecce Homo
3.Thus Spoke Zarathustra
4.The Dawn
5.Twilight of the Idols
6.The Antichrist
7.Beyond Good and Evil
8.On the Genealogy of Morals

"Nietzsche's Best 8 Books" is a searchable ebook and allows following the many themes and subjects that Nietzsche came back to throughout his books.

From the Introduction by the Editor:
"University philosophers, especially from America and England, have always been bewildered and irritated by Nietzsche. He doesn't fit anywhere. His influence has been outside university culture - among artists, dancers, poets, writers, novelists, psychologists, playwrights. Some of the most famous who publicly acknowledged being strongly influenced by Nietzsche were Picasso, Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, William Butler Yeats, Rainer Rilke, Allen Ginsberg, Khalil Gibran, Martin Buber, H.L. Mencken, Emma Goldman, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, Jack London, Franz Kafka, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Karl Jaspers, Alfred Adler, Fritz Perls, Eugene O'Neill and George Bernard Shaw. . . . Explore Nietzsche yourself. He mostly wrote directly and clearly, without scholarly jargon. See if he brings out the artist or psychologist or dancer in you."

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Friedrich Nietzsche; Translated by Richard Polt

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The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born in Prussia in 1844. After the death of his father, a Lutheran minister, Nietzsche was raised from the age of five by his mother in a household of women. In 1869 he was appointed Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, where he taught until 1879 when poor health forced him to retire. He never recovered from a nervous breakdown in 1889 and died eleven years later.

Known for saying that "god is dead," Nietzsche propounded his metaphysical construct of the superiority of the disciplined individual (superman) living in the present over traditional values derived from Christianity and its emphasis on heavenly rewards. His ideas were appropriated by the Fascists, who turned his theories into social realities that he had never intended.

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4.0 out of 5 stars nice read 31 Dec. 2009
By Mr. Nj Mcallister VINE VOICE
This is definitely one of Nietzsche's more accessible writings. A good introduction to his thoughts and how he moved beyond Nihilism. Witty but dark.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece from the master of philosphy! 7 Feb. 2013
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If you are a fan of Nietzsche and his work then this is highly reccomended! Very passionate and stirring writing, encouraging the reader to always ask questions and challenge life, never to just accept it. His final book, it is as vivid and exceptional as you could ask for, but i would reccomend starting with an earlier book, perhaps Human, all to human to get a taste before jumping in at the deep end!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hard going 27 Feb. 2014
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I expected this to be a continuous read but it seemed to be snippets of translation that were hard to follow ~ I gave up on it something I rarely do.
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2.0 out of 5 stars buy a different translation 6 Oct. 2001
By "everynametaken" - Published on
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For the sake of brevity, I will say merely that this translation was entirely successful in its aim to vulgarize Nietzsche's stylistic idiosyncracies for the sake of mass consumption. This is a beautiful book, and deserves a more sympathetic treatment. R.J. Hollingdale's translation is the best, but even Walter Kaufmann's is preferable to this one. It DOES matter!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Praising Nietzsches attacks on humanity 18 Mar. 1999
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ALtough this isn't the best or most sophisticated work Nietzsche has to offer, it certainly is worth reading for anyone interested in his life and works. It is some kind of summary of everything he has said in his previous books. Christianity, morals, Kant.. it's all in here. His last attempt to show the world what it's all about, just before he went insane. My favorite part are the first couple of pages where statements can be found like "Is man just a mistake of God, or is God just a mistake of man?". Absolutely recommended for anyone whose interested in philosephy in general and Nietzsche particulary.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A nice cheap edition 5 July 2014
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A nice cheap edition. Buy a critical edition or learn German though, if you want to read this in depth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I saved a lot of money buying this 9 Jan. 2013
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I saved a lot of money by buying all of the Hackett paperback books for my philosophy class on Amazon. This product was as described (and as a book, the best of the bunch).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book required for a class 11 Feb. 2011
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It was enlightening and fun to discuss in my philosophy class. It gave me a lot of things to think about in my own life.
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