Author: Marc Sautet
Illustrator: Patrick Boussingnac
Publisher: Orient Longman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125026606
Not only does Nietzsche for Beginners delve into the scandalous life and considerable works of Friedrich Nietzsche, it also gives a clear picture of the puzzling time in which he lived. We meet the Luminaries of the day-Richard Wagner, Bismarck, Freud, and Darwin, and see their influences on his work.
We also receive introductions to some of the great minds that preceded and shaped his writing: Luther, Schopenhauer, Hegel and Kant. Sautet clarifies the individual philosophers and their contributions, making the book an important introduction to philosophy. Nietzsche's famous menage a trois, his theories of Superman, of the Antichrist of nihilism, and Zarathustra, and his posthumous and misinformed use by the Nazis make for fascinating reading.