Marc Sautet. Illustrated by Patrick Boussignac.
Not only does Nietzsche For Beginners delve into
the scandalous life and considerable works of
Friedrich Nietzsche, it also give a clear picture of
the puzzling time in which he lived. We meet the
luminaries of the day and see their influences on
his work. We also receive introductions to some
of the great minds that preceded and shaped his
writing. Sautet clarifies the individual philosophers
and their contributions, making the book an
important introduction to philosophy. Nietzche’s
famous ménage à trois, his theories of Superman,
and Zarathustra, his posthumous and misinformed
use by the Nazis make for a fascinating read.