By Stefan Zweig
Translated by Will Stone
"Zweig’s accumulated historical and cultural studies [are] almost too impressive to take in."— Clive James
"Zweig is the most adult of writers: civilised, urbane, but never jaded or cynical; a realist who none the less believe in the possibility – the necessity – of empathy." — Independent
"Zweig… deserves to be famous again, and for good." — TLS
In this vivid biography, Zweig eschews traditional academic discussion and focuses on Nietzsche’s habits, passions and obsessions. Concentrating on the man rather than the work, on the tragedy of his existence and his apartness from the world in which he moved in enforced isolation, Zweig draws the reader inexorably into Nietzsche’s tragic life.
This edition is illustrated with numerous photographs relating to Nietzsche and his European locations, in a superb translation by Will Stone.
Pushkin Press, 2020
Originally published in 1925
7.8 x 0.3 x 5.1 inches