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The Peacock and the Buffalo

This is the first complete English translation of Nietzsche's poetry. "The Peacock and the Buffalo" presents the first complete English translation of the poetry of the celebrated and hugely influential German thinker, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). From his first poems, written at the age of fourteen, to his last extant writings, this definitive bi-lingual edition includes all his 275 poems and aphorisms. Nietzsche's interest in poetry is no secret, as evidenced in his literary and philosophical masterpiece, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra", not to mention the poetry included in his published philosophical works. This important collection shows that Nietzsche's commitment to poetry was in fact longstanding and integral to his articulation of the truth and lies of human existence. "The Peacock and the Buffalo" is a must-read for anyone with an interest in German literature or European philosophy.
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Table of Contents

Preface; Translator's Introduction; Poems of Youth (1858-1868); Lyrics (1869-1888); Sayings (1869-1888); Wit, Tricks and Revenge: Prelude in German Rhymes (1882); Songs of Prince Vogelfrei (1887); Dionysos Dithyrambs (1888); Only fool! Only poet!; Through the circle of Dionysos-Dithramben (1882-1888); Index of first lines.

About the Author

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher and classical philologist. He is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of European thought. James Luchte is Lecturer in European Philosophy at the University of Wales, Lampeter, UK.


'A fitting tribute to Nietzsche's complex urge to write - and this collection should make us turn once more to Nietzsche's major works with his poetry ringing in our ears.' 'In short, this elegantly presented, tastefully produced volume provides, as far as their evaluation of his verse is concerned, all that is required to bring about a conversion of even Nietzsche's sternest critics.'

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