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Götzen-Dämmerung (Twilight of the Idols). by  Friederich NIETZSCHE - First Edition - 1889 - from Eternal Return Antiquarian Bookshop (SKU: 627)

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Götzen-Dämmerung (Twilight of the Idols).

by NIETZSCHE, Friederich

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Leipzig: C.G. Naumann, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker
(That which does not kill me, makes me stronger)

NIETZSCHE, Friederich. Götzen-Dämmerung (Twilight of the Idols). C.G. Naumann, Leipzig, 1889. TP + 3 leaves + [1] 144, Octavo. First Edition (Schaberg 56).

Gotzen-Dammerung includes some of Nietzsches most direct and scathing attacks on many decadent idols within the history of philosophy. In classic Nietzsche style, he probes the psychological landscapes of these declining types whose thinking originates in a place of weakness rather than strength. Many identify Gotzen-Dammerung as both a summary and introduction to Nietzsches overall philosophy.

Nietzsche wrote The Twilight of the Idols (originally entitled "Mussiggang eines Psychologen" or "A Psychologist at Leisure") between the end of June and September, 1888, and sent the manuscript to Naumann in early September, with his final additions to the text being sent October 4th. Naumann finished printing the 1,000 copies by November 13th, shortly after which advance copies were sent out to Nietzsche and others. The book appeared in book stores on January 24th, for sale in wrappers for 2.25 marks and bound for 3.50 marks. Two weeks earlier the now-demented Nietzsche had been transported to a clinic in Basel, never to regain his sanity. (See Schaberg, pp. 166-169 for complete details.)

CONDITION: Contemporary marbled boards, very light wear. The spine has been professionally restored to period-style with title and author hand-scripted to label along spine. Internally clean and free of markings. Very good+


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