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Selected Letters of Friedrich Nietzsche (Paperback) Loot Price: R290
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Selected Letters of Friedrich Nietzsche (Paperback): Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Selected Letters of Friedrich Nietzsche (Paperback): Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... This is by no means a sign of a "cold nature" but you, of course, understand that, my most dear and faithful friend Always your affectionate and grateful friend, Nietzsche. P. S.--Fraulein Salome has also informed me of her engagement, but I did not answer her either, however much happiness and prosperity I may honestly wish her. One must keep out of the way of the kind of creature who does not understand awe and respect. To Rohde. Chur, May 21, 1887. No, my old friend Rohde, I allow no one to speak so disrespectfully of Monsieur Taine as you do in your letter--and you least of all, because it is contrary to all decency to treat any man in the way you do, when you know I think highly of him. If you choose to do so you may, if you like, talk nonsense about me to your heart's content--that lies in the natura rerum1; I have never complained about it or ever expected anything else. But in regard to a scholar like Taine who is more akin to your own species, you ought to have eyes in your head. To call him "jejune" is, to return to our student's jargon, simply frantically stupid--for he happens to be the most substantial thinker in present-day France; and in this connection it would not be inopportune to remark that where a man can detect no substance it 'The nature of things.--Translator. does not necessarily follow there is none, but simply that there is none for him. In the harrowing history - of the modern soul, which is in many respects a tragic history, Taine takes his place as a well-constituted and venerable type possessing many of the noblest qualities of this soul--its reckless courage, its abso-' lutely sincere intellectual conscience, its stirring and modest stoicism amid acute privations and isolation. With such qualities a thinker dese...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 92
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-06408-0
Barcode: 9781151064080
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-06408-4

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