Translated by Helen Zimmern (1846 - 1934)
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I'll have figured something sensible out by the time the book is catalogued. In the meantime, for my future prooflistener's benefit, it's best described as a cranky old goat ranting about pretty much everything, including dissing fellow philosophers. Unexpectedly amusing in places. Ideally will be finished this year, but there's not so much of 2018 left, so we'll see. (Non-summary by Cori Samuel)
ACTUAL SUMMARY: By turns illuminating, infuriating, bewildering, and amusing, Nietzsche's masterwork covers a lot of ground. He rejects most strands of Western thought, especially on the subject of morality, and develops his own theme demanding that individuals embrace their own 'will to power' to give life intention and direction. First published in German in 1887, this translation was produced in 1907 by Helen Zimmern, a long-standing acquaintance of Nietzsche.
There is an accessible text at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4363 but it leaves out all words in Greek, and is not in alignment with any printed edition; hence using the archive.org version. - Summary by Cori Samuel
- Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4363 (I'm reading from https://archive.org/details/beyondgoodevilpr00nie/page/n5 but it isn't an accessible version. However, the Gutenberg version has [Greek words here] instead of the actual Greek words, so ... )
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