Nietzsche in Turin
In 1888, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche moved to Turin. This would be the year in which he wrote three of his greatest works: Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, and Ecce Homo; it would also be his last year of writing. He suffered a debilitating nervous breakdown in the first days of the following year.
In this probing, elegant biography of that pivotal year, Lesley Chamberlain undoes popular cliches and misconceptions about Nietzsche by offering a deeply complex approach to his character and work. Focusing as much on Nietzsche’s daily habits, anxieties and insecurities as on the development of his philosophy, Nietzsche in Turin offers a uniquely lively portrait of the great thinker, and of the furiously productive days that preceded his decline.
'A major intellectual event... simply the best book I have read in a very long time on the greatest philosopher of the modern age' - John Banville 'This brilliant book should be a great relief for anyone condemned to read the run of contemporary Nietzsche commentaries; and for anyone who isn't, it could be an introduction which is hard to imagine being surpassed in passion and lucidity' - The Times 'Lesley Chamberlain has a rare gift for animating philosophy through intensely human stories' - Sunday Telegraph
Book experts at your service
What are you looking for?