About the Book
This brilliant, newly translated edition of Nietzsche displays Zweig’s particular forte for creatively mapping the psychology of his subject and their historical significance. It is the compelling third part of Stefan Zweig’s much overlooked ‘Master Builders of the Spirit’ series, entitled ‘The Struggle with the Demon’.
Zweig eschews traditional academic discussion and focuses on Nietzsche’s habits, passions and obsessions. This work, 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, is a brief tour de force and essential reading for anyone interested in Zweig or Nietzsche. One is drawn inexorably into Nietzsche’s tragic trajectory.
Illustrated with stunning new photographs relating to Nietzsche and his European locations, this is essential reading for anyone interested in Nietzsche, Zweig, first-class biographies and philosophy.