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Self-celebrating and self-mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo - translated as 'behold the man'  - the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness (from the Amazon description because I could not put it better myself).

 

This is a Penguin Little Black Classics and is around 57 pages long. I thought I'd start with a short one to get a feel for Nietzsche before I read anything else.  Of course it depends on the translator so I have now bought a book translated by the definitive translator Walter Kaufmann.

 

I enjoyed this for what it was, a collection of writings, and as such it was somewhat disjointed but does give a flavour of the philosopher.  It didn't put me off.

 

I'd recommend this to someone who is willing to work for understanding, even although it's very short.

Edited by lunababymoonchild

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