The Antichrist (German: Der Antichrist) is a book by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, originally published in 1895. Although it was written in 1888, its controversial content made Franz Overbeck and Heinrich Köselitz delay its publication, along.
The Antichrist (German: Der Antichrist) is a book by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, originally published in 1895. Although it was written in 1888, its controversial content made Franz Overbeck and Heinrich Köselitz delay its publication, along with Ecce Homo. The German title can be translated into English as either The Anti-Christ or The Anti-Christian, depending on how the German word Christ is translated.
The first book on Nietzsche ever to appear in English, this examination by legendary journalist H. L. .Mencken practically deifies Nietzsche, while, ripping Christian morality to shreds. One should read this work with an open mind. It's a perspective amongst many. Mencken is still one of the most enlightening.
by Friedrich Nietzsche. I confess, to begin with, that there are very few books which offer me harder reading than the Gospels. PREFACE This book belongs to the most rare of men. Perhaps not one of them is yet alive. My difficulties are quite different from those which enabled the learned curiosity of the German mind to achieve one of its most unforgettable triumphs. 5 At that time I was twenty years old: now I am too serious for that sort of thing.
Of all Nietzsche’s books, The Antichrist comes nearest to conventionality in form. Common and Ludovici for showing me the way around many a difficulty. This book belongs to the most rare of men. It presents a connected argument with very few interludes, and has a beginning, a middle and an end. Most of his works are in the form of collections of apothegms, and sometimes the subject changes on every second page.
The Antichrist - H. (Henry Louis) Mencken Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, Ecce Homo, The Antichrist is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be accepted as a statement o. (Henry Louis) Mencken. The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Antichrist, by F. W. Nietzsche. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with. almost no restrictions whatsoever. Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, Ecce Homo, The Antichrist is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be accepted as a statement of some of his most salient ideas in their final form. Notes for it had been accumulating for years and it was to have constituted the first volume of his long-projected magnum opus, The Will to Power.
Friedrich Nietzsche's The Antichrist might be more aptly named .Of all the religions ever devised by the great practical jokers of the race, this is the one that offers most for the least money, so to speak, to the inferior man. It starts out by denying his inferiority in plain terms: all men are equal in the sight of God.
During 1888 Nietzsche worked on six short books. One of them was Der Antichrist, which is now a classic. The book has been translated into English more than once.
Nietzsche, Friedrich - Der Antichrist (1895, 70 . Text). ark:/13960/t7hq4pr65. Most of his works are in the form of col lections of apothegms, and sometimes the subject changes on every second page. There are two earlier translations, one by Thomas Common and the other by Anthony M. Ludovici.
As the last of Nietzsche's philosophical works, The Antichrist holds a special place. It is not so much a culmination of his life's work as it is a distillation of his frustration with the small-mindedness that he saw in the popular culture. His attacks on the contemporary Christian values of the day reached a crescendo as he proposed a "higher morality" and a "transmutation of all values". It is from this work that Nietzsche earned a reputation as an enemy of Christianity although he continued to maintain an admiration for the figure of Jesus and other elements of Christianity.
His revolt against Christian faith and morals painted him as a free-thinker and a preacher of a new morality which transposed and deposed the Christian Virtues. Revolt against the whole civilized environment in which he was brought up is the keynote of Nietzsche's literary career. The persuasiveness of Nietzsche's arguments is due in no small part to his epigrammatic brilliance, extreme vigor and uncompromising revolt against all conventions in science and conduct.
The sensitive and intellectually acute translation by H. L. Mencken, along with his insightful introduction, adds immeasurably to the coherence of this edition. With this English language edition both Nietzsche's philosophy and its audience are the fortunate beneficiaries of Mencken's considerable abilities.