Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844-1900‘God is dead’, announced Nietzsche – before going on to abolish himself. For there is no Nietzsche, suggests Ronald Hayman in this stimulating, provocative guide: just a shifting set of contradictory voices. Those envious contemporaries who smeared Nietzsche with the mark of madness came closer than the knew in characterizing a philosopher in whose thought ambivalence approximated to disintegration of the self.Yet while the nineteenth century’s coherent, consistent systems of certainty would come crashing down ingloriously a the very first touch of the twentieth, Nietzsche’s disjointed discourses survived – more modern, it seemed, than the moderns.Today his work seems more contemporary than ever, his various voices speaking compellingly to a sensibility for which paradox is the only truth, plurality the only consistency, fragmentation the only integrity. This enthralling guide reveals a new Nietzsche for a new, postmodern age.
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Book Description London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, , first ed., 1980. cloth, 8vo xxiii+424 pp. lucid and in-depth analysis of Nietzsche's personal and philosophical evolution; good condition (annotations in pen only on french titlepage). Bookseller Inventory # 15827
Book Description Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London, 1980, 1980. First edition. Hardback. Dust jacket. From the library of Peter Vansittart,with a dedication signed by Ronald Hayman .Very good in very good dw. Bookseller Inventory # A154343