MAXIMILIAN AUGUST MÜGGE (1878–????)
Friedrich Nietzsche (1900)
Friedrich Nietzsche: His Life And Work (1908)
"TO the Nietzschean scholar this book does not pretend to offer much, if anything at all, that is new. I have written it for the purpose of gaining for Nietzsche some appreciation and justice in the English-speaking world, where he is so little known, and, when not unknown, so often misunderstood. With the exception of the works by Barry, Common, Dolson, Ellis, Gould, Levy, Mencken, Orage, and Wallace, and a few good articles in magazines, scarcely anything worthy of note has been written about him. All these works, moreover, seem to me either too partial or too incomplete.
The present work is neither a polemic nor an apology. It is a modest endeavour to be just to the man whom Levy considers the greatest hero of the New Renascence, and whom, along with Herostratus, "Chambers' Biographical Dictionary" labels as a madman.
The essential and characteristic features of this book are the following :
1. It contains the first detailed biography of Nietzsche written since the publication of Frau Foerster-Nietzsche's excellent but rather "sisterly" book.
2. It gives the first English chronological sketch of all Nietzsche's works.
8. It seeks to apply the rigid method of historical and unprejudiced criticism to Nietzsche.
4. It supplies the fullest Nietzschean bibliography hitherto published." (Preface)
Heinrich Von Treitschke (1915)
"DEALING with one of the wizards who are just now generally held responsible for the intellectual ingredients seething in the cauldron of the Unjust Cause, this small volume does not profess to be an exhaustive exposition of Treitschke's doctrines. Nor has any attempt been made to give the full genesis of the Thinking-shop of which he was a disciple. To do so would necessitate a compendious work. The Unjust Cause, "the first that contrived how to speak against both law and justice," is shown to be inferior in argument ; but certain good points in Treitschke have not been left unmentioned. "The wise learn many things from their enemies !" said Aristophanes.
The shortcomings of this book are caused by the difficulty of condensing the vast and complex subject-matter within the scope of a few short chapters, and by the writer's inability to devote a great deal of time to its production." (Preface)
Serbian Folk Songs: Fairy Tales And Proverbs (1916)
"The folk-songs given in this volume are for the greater part taken from J. Bowring's Serbian Popular Poetry, O. Meredith's (Bulwer-Lytton) The National Songs of Serbia, and from various reviews, and some I have translated from the Serbian original. I have made some alterations in those poems which are reprinted. The fairy-tales and proverbs I have translated from Miss Karadžić's Volksmärchen der Serben. The music given in the appendix has been taken from F. S. Kuhač, Južno-Slavjenske Narodne Popievke." (Preface)
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