The Good European by David Farrell Krell
Nietzsche's Work Sites in Word and Image

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Through photographs and translations of Friedrich Nietzsche's evocative writings on his work sites, David Farrell Krell and Donald L. Bates explore the cities and landscapes in which Nietzsche lived and worked.

"A brilliant juxtaposition of life and thought. . . . The sympathy of this pictorial biography is rivaled by few books on Nietzsche."—Charles M. Stang, Boston Book Review

"[A] distinguished addition to the Nietzsche-friendly corpus."—Alain de Botton, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"An odd and oddly endearing record of Nietzsche's travels."—John Banville, New York Review of Books


About David Farrell Krell

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Krell is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago.
Published November 24, 1997 by University Of Chicago Press. 266 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Law & Philosophy, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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``For even if I should be a bad German,'' the peripatetic philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote to his mother in 1886, ``I am at all events a very good European.'' This heavily illustrated volume marshals considerable evidence to demonstrate just how accurate that statement was: For much of his l...

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Nietzsche was always dreaming of someplace else, someplace not plagued by excessive heat, noise, glare (Nietzsche apparently found the glare of Lago Maggiore harder on the eyes than that of the lakes at Sils) or humans--he scorned other mountain climbers who ""clamber up the mountain like animals...

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