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Basic Writings of Nietzsche (Modern Library Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Friedrich Nietzsche , Peter Gay , Walter Kaufmann
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Nietzsche is one of the few philosophers since Plato whom large numbers of intelligent people read for pleasure. --Walter Kaufmann;From the Trade Paperback edition."

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Introduction by Peter Gay
Translated and edited by Walter Kaufmann
Commentary by Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Gilles Deleuze
 
One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche’s most important works, from his first book to his last: The Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo. Edited and translated by the great Nietzsche scholar Walter Kaufmann, this volume also features seventy-five aphorisms, selections from Nietzsche’s correspondence, and variants from drafts for Ecce Homo. It is a definitive guide to the full range of Nietzsche’s thought.
 
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1970 KB
  • Print Length: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Modern Library; Modern Library edition (5 Aug. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SEH44I
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #280,278 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great book, bad DRM limitation 26 Nov. 2010
By A. A.
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a great selection of Nietzsche works.
However, I find the Kindle edition to be marred by an abysmal DRM limitation - the clipping limit is set at zero. Meaning you cannot clip any portion of this book nor share it via Kindle's corresponding features onto social networking sites.
For Nietzsche's writings, I find that to be unacceptable.

My review rating of 3 refers to the digital copy quality only and not to the literary content, which is surely deserving of a solid 5/5.

If you have a choice - get this book from another digital store. Clipping limit of 0% on THIS book is an atrocity.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
With this and "Thus spake..." you are set for Nietzsche. And what a journey it is! An oft-misunderstood and misrepresented philosopher, who it is both exciting and unnerving to read.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be mandatory reading 28 Jun. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Nietzsche's writings have long been marred by the dark fog of ignorance and prejudice promoted by reactionary obscurantists. It's refreshing to approach the ideas of the philosopher oneself and to experience the visceral jolt that comes with the realization that not only is Herr Doktor Professor brilliantly incisive but that, more-over, he is screamingly funny. A razor-sharp wit! Mr. Kaufmann's translation is marvelous, too, for all the care it gives to the inimitable punster's saws and witty jibes (lost, or just plain over-looked, in so many other [lesser] translations). Conclusion: A thoroughly worthwhile endeavor that will stay with one long past one has put down the book.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to Nietzsche. 8 April 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This book contains three unmissable works: Beyond Good and Evil, On the Geneology o Morals, and Ecce Homo. All are brilliant.
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