Friedrich Nietzsche

Ma vénérée

Love Letters

My Revered

Love Letters
November 10, 2020
Epistolary
64 pages
100 × 165 mm
7,95 €
9788831312202
978-8-8313-1220-2
Translated from the German by Delphine Ménage

Collection “Les Plis” les livres prêts-à-expédier

Friedrich Nietzsche, Ma vénérée
Friedrich Nietzsche, Ma vénérée

“... with all my affection, I am your old philosopher, your grumpy and immoralist bear.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

From the almost one-day wife Mathilde Trampedach to the platonic relationship with Louise Ott, from the love triangle with Lou Salome and Paul Rée to the passion for Cosima Wagner: the loves Nietzsche describes in his letters are both improbable and tragic, disjointed and legendary. The theorist of the will to power abandons himself to outbursts of tenderness that hint at the irreducible innocence of the man who caused Western thought to explode.

The author

In his correspondence with women—who he always loved with embarrassment and difficulty— Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) reveals himself in a special way. His fragile and shy temperament contrasts with the image he claims to be “dynamite”. Behind the affectionate lyrics, declaimed with despair or whispered, we discover a clumsy lover, too much human. And in his last letters to Cosima Wagner, already hovers the fascinating and terrible shadow of madness.

The edition

Letters selected and presented by Matteo Anastasio and Josephine Antoine.

November 10, 2020
Epistolary
64 pages
100 × 165 mm
7,95 €
9788831312202
978-8-8313-1220-2
Translated from the German by Delphine Ménage

Collection “Les Plis” les livres prêts-à-expédier