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Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate Collection

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Nietzsche books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

The Portable Nietzsche (Portable Library) (1977)

 Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago. As Walter Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading authorities on Nietzsche, notes in his introduction, “Few writers in any age were so full of ideas,” and few writers have been so consistently misinterpreted.
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Kaufmann

Basic Writings of Nietzsche (Modern Library Classics) (2000)

 Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionOne hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche’s most important works, from his first book to his last: The Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo.
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche , Walter Kaufmann , et al.

Beyond Good and Evil (2018)

 Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionBeyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future is a book by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886. It draws on and expands the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but with a more critical and polemical approach. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality.
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (Princeton Classics) (2013)

 Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis classic is the benchmark against which all modern books about Nietzsche are measured. When Walter Kaufmann wrote it in the immediate aftermath of World War II, most scholars outside Germany viewed Nietzsche as part madman, part proto-Nazi, and almost wholly unphilosophical. Kaufmann rehabilitated Nietzsche nearly single-handedly, presenting his works as one of the great achievements of Western philosophy.
Author(s): Walter A. Kaufmann, Alexander Nehamas

The Will to Power (2017)

 Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Will to Power (German: Der Wille zur Macht) is a book of notes drawn from the literary remains of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche by his sister Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche and Peter Gast (Heinrich Köselitz). The title derived from a work that Nietzsche himself had considered writing.
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche

Beyond Good and Evil (2016)

 Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate Collectionis a collection of essays and aphorisms in which Friedrich Nietzsche expresses his desire for a ‘transvaluation of all values.’ He contends that no human values are absolute; that all value distinctions (such as that between ‘good’ and ‘evil’) are artificial, the result of mere traditional prejudices; and that humanity should discard its old, outmoded values (such as ‘good’ and ‘evil’).
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra (2018)

 Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate Collectionhus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None is a book written during the 1880s by the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Hard to categorise, the work is a treatise on philosophy, a masterly work of literature, in parts a collection of poetry and in others a parody of and amendment to the Bible. Consisting largely of speeches by the book’s hero, prophet Zarathustra, the work’s content extends across a mass of styles and subject matter.
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche: Truth and Affirmation (2019)

 Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche demands no more of his reader than one simple thing: tell yourself the truth. The trouble is, Nietzsche says, some of the lies we tell ourselves are the very structure that gives life meaning. His question, then, is this: How can I be unflinchingly honest with myself but remain committed to living the most prosperous possible life?
Author(s): Louis Russell

Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) (2001)

 Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis is a major work by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, whose writings have been deeply influential on subsequent generations of philosophers. It is offered here in a new translation by Judith Norman, with an introduction by Rolf Peter Horstmann that places the work in its historical and philosophical context.
Author(s): Rolf-Peter Horstmann

A Nietzsche Reader (Penguin Classics) (1978)

 Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe literary career of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) spanned less than twenty years, but no area of intellectual inquiry was left untouched by his iconoclastic genius. The philosopher who announced the death of God in The Gay Science (1882) and went on to challenge the Christian code of morality in Beyond Good and Evil (1886), grappled with the fundamental issues of the human condition in his own intense autobiography, Ecce Homo (1888).
Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche, R. J. Hollingdale

Best Nietzsche Books: The Ultimate Collection

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The Complete Works Of Friedrich Nietzsche

Author(s): Friedrich Nietzsche
ID: 2290450, Publisher: , Year: various, Size: 163 Mb, Format: pdf

Nietzsche and the Politics of Reaction: Essays on Liberalism, Socialism, and Aristocratic Radicalism

Author(s): Matthew McManus
ID: 3584349, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham, Year: 2023, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Essays on Schopenhauer and Nietzsche: Values and the Will of Life

Author(s): Christopher Janaway
ID: 3601625, Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2023, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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