Behold The Man, the latest work by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. In this book, Nietzsche recounts the biography and reason for writing his previous works.
Nietzsche wrote many works and designs in 1888, a year before the final psychosis. Behold The Man was written in the same year, and was later published by Peter Gast, a student and close friend of Nietzsche.
This book is a kind of biography of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche from his own language and pen. In this book, he describes his view of his works.
In a part of the book, we read:
I never understood the art of hurting others (this owes it to my precious father), even when I thought it was very valuable. Although it seems very non-Christian, I have even needed myself once.
If they ruin my life to find just this once, they will find no trace of it, that even someone who hates me, but they may find many traces of the benevolence of others … even my experiences with people who are each experienced. Bad, without exception, are all signs of benevolence. I tame every bear, I even make clowns polite.
Index of the book Behold The Man
content of the book
Why am I so wise?
Why am I so smart
Why do I write such good books?
The birth of tragedy
Human, very human
Thus said Zarathustra
Beyond good and evil
Genealogy of ethics
Why I am destiny
Introduction: Zarathustra, Nietzsche and Le Salome
This is the answer to the fundamental question, “How do we become who we are?”
In 1888, a year before the final psychosis, he wrote many works and sketches. This is what Man was written in the same year, and later Peter Gast, a student and close friend of Nietzsche, prepared this work for publication.
This book is a kind of record of Nietzsche in his own language and pen. In this book, he describes his view of his works.
In part of this book we read:
Zarathustra is a special work among my writings. With this work, I gave the greatest gift to humanity that has ever existed. This book with a reputation of thousands of years is not only the highest book that exists, but it is the air of the heights and all human reality is trampled underfoot at great distances, it is the deepest book born of the innermost richness of truth and an inexhaustible well that every heart after Reaching its depths will be full of gold and goodness.
Figs fall from the trees, the red skin of good and sweet figs is plucked when they fall. For ripe figs I am the north wind.
Therefore, my friends, because the figs give you these teachings, taste its nectar and eat its sweet flesh! It is autumn everywhere and the sky is clear in the afternoon.
Here no dry-mindedness speaks, here they do not “preach”, here they do not seek faith, but drop from the infinite sea of light and the depths of happiness drop by drop, sentence by sentence and with gentle calm. Such a thing can only be done by the elders and listening to a privilege is unparalleled, there is no one who listens freely to Zarathustra …
Other parts of the book are human:
A person is least related to his parents. Those who choose silence are constantly lacking in tenderness and decency of heart. Silence is a kind of opposition and swallowing, and it necessarily destroys the character. How can a woman be healed and saved? Must provide a child for him. The woman needs the child and the man is the only means to do so.
I never understood the art of hurting others (thanks to my unique father), even when I thought it was invaluable. Although it seems very non-Christian, I have even needed myself once.
If they ruin my life to find just this once, they will find no trace of it, that even someone hated me, but perhaps they will find many traces of the benevolence of others … even my experiences with people who everyone from They have a bad experience, without exception, all signs of benevolence. I tame every bear, I even force clowns to be polite.
Ice is near, loneliness is terrible, but with what peace and tranquility everything rests under the light! How freely man breathes.
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