By Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm; Norton, Robert Edward; Bertram, Ernst; Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
First released in 1918, Ernst Bertram's Nietzsche: try at a Mythology considerably formed just like Nietzsche for the iteration among the wars. It received the Nietzsche Society's first prize and was once renowned by means of luminous contemporaries together with André Gide, Hermann Hesse, Gottfried Benn, and Thomas Mann. even supposing translated into French in 1932, the ebook was once by no means translated into English following the decline of Nietzsche's and Bertram's reputations after 1945. Now, with Nietzsche's significance for twentieth-century suggestion undisputed, the paintings via one among his so much influential interpreters can eventually be learn in English.
Employing a perspectival procedure encouraged by means of Nietzsche himself, Bertram constructs a densely layered portrait of the philosopher that exhibits him riven by way of deep and eventually irresolvable cultural, old, and mental conflicts. without delay lyrical and very probing, richly complicated but thematically coherent, Bertram's booklet is a masterpiece in a forgotten culture of highbrow biography.
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The translator of Nietzsche is therefore confronted by a number of intractable difficulties, some endemic to the business of translation generally, but many inherent in Bertram alone. ”69 My own goal was to be as accurate as possible, of course, and to preserve as much as I could of Bertram’s distinctive rhythm and tone, while also making the book as readable and, ideally, as enjoyable, even exciting, as the original often is. The following comments may give some impression of the challenges faced in fitting Bertram’s lyrical prose in a more pedestrian, yet I hope serviceable, garb.
In the same way, Nietzsche’s great philosophical teacher also loved to explain his so genuinely German inner universality through genealogical derivation. . ”) But just as Nietzsche is, on the other hand, still “perhaps more German than the Germans of today, than mere Imperial Germans, can ever be—he, the last antipolitical German”38 (Ecce homo), his pride in his maternal “very German” ancestry is also extremely characteristic.
For Nietzsche’s works and letters, I used the standard Kritische Studienausgabe, edited by Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, and I employed the usual abbreviation for each: KSA for the edition of the works and notebooks, and KSB for the letters, which comprise fifteen and eight volumes respectively. To enable cross-referencing to English-language editions of Nietzsche’s works (where they exist), in each note I have given the English version of the title of the work in question first, indicating wherever possible the section in which the quotation is to be found, followed by the reference to the original.