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Twilight of the Idols/The Anti-Christ by Friedrich Nietzsche
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Nov 10, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: top-10-books, philosophy-books

It is hard to choose a "favourite" from amongst Nietzsche's works because they are all amazing, both as literature and as philosophy. However, the "Twilight of the Idols" and "The Anti-Christ" essays are so scintillating that they stand out as some of Nietzsche's finest work. Though he does not put forward any specific theories or doctrines (indeed, Nietzsche would consider the very notion of his putting forward a theory as preposterous) he consolidates much of what he has written thus far and does so with such panache, such delicious wit that it is irresistible. No philosopher can challenge you as much as Nietzsche, nor can any writer make you laugh as much. His genius froths over in abundance here, making his ultimate descent into madness all the sadder.

If you've never read Nietzsche before, this is a great place to start. And if you have, this will cement your love for both his ideas and his writing in equal measure.

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