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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  85 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Presenting a portrait of Nietzsche the man, this book offers a study of the poetic, psychological, religious, and mystical aspects of his thought. Its introduction examines the circumstances that brought the author and Nietzsche together and the ideological conflicts that drove them apart.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 16th 2001 by University of Illinois Press (Urbana) (first published 1894)
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Sal Coraccio
Jul 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
Once one has read through the body of Nietzsche's actual work there remains many, many interpretations and treatments, assuming the "actual work" is a good translation (always preferred Kaufmann's) and not a treatment itself. Most of them are dissapointingly sensational and twisted, or at best, just plain wrong. This is certainly not one of those. Of the books about the books, I wish I'd read this one first.

The largest contribution of this is its most credible depiction of Nietzsche's works, and
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Es ist sehr beeindruckend, was für eine klare und analytische Sicht Lou Andreas-Salomé auf den ihr doch nahe gestandenen Friedrich Nietzsche hat. Das Buch gibt einige wenige kostbare Einblicke in den Privatmenschen Nietzsche und durchdringt gleichzeitig schonungslos wie wertschätzend sein Werk.
Jul 05, 2007 added it
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On the one hand, I thought this was a good overview of Nietzsche's works, especially given its brevity. It manages to be fairly comprehensive, and to give a fairly nuanced reading of Nietzsche's books, in a very short amount of space. On the other hand, it won't be of much interest to people already fairly familiar with Nietzsche and some of the secondary material on him. Its conclusions will strike many as naive and simplistic, and Salome has a tendency to try to psychologize Nietzsche that is ...more
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Voici un excellent livre pour approcher le philosophe allemand : on le découvrira dans le texte (il est abondamment cité) et on appréciera le regard aiguisé et chaleureux porté sur lui par Lou Salomé. Y est traitée l’évolution de la pensée de Nietzsche au fil de ses ouvrages, une pensée en constant bouillonnement et qui assume ses contradictions. Ici le philosophe du "tout pour la vérité, qu'importe la vie" ; plus loin celui du "tout pour la vie et qu'importe la vérité". Ici le Nietzsche moralis ...more
Erik Graff
Nov 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Nietzsche or Salomé fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: philosophy
I was hoping for some deep insight from Salomé's book about Nietzsche, but was disappointed, finding nothing new either biographically or philsophically. That should not have been very surprising, given that her recorded recollections have been grist for the mills of generations of Nietzsche scholars.
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Nietzsche'ye en yakın insanlardan olmasına rağmen, onu en az tanıyan insanlardan birinin; Nietzsche hakkındaki sayıklamaları belki de....
Jul 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
From someone who knew Nietzsche - so true that Elisabeth Nietzsche (his sister) tried to ban it.
Isabel R
Jan 28, 2014 marked it as to-read
Really want to read this book, but can't be found in China.
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lou Andreas-Salomé (née Louise von Salomé or Luíza Gustavovna Salomé) was born in St. Petersburg, Russia to parents of French Huguenot and northern German descent. Her diverse intellectual interests led to friendships with an astounding array of luminaries, including Nietzsche, Wagner, Freud, and Rilke.

Andreas-Salomé was a prolific author, writing several plays, essays and more than a dozen novels
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