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Dithyrambs of Dionysus

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Translated by R. J. Hollingdale

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Series: Poetica
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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(Pub. Mar 2001)
9780856463273
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  • In its completed form, Dithyrambs of Dionysus was Nietzsche’s last book. The nine poems of this cycle were composed during 1883–8 and assembled for publication shortly before his breakdown in 1889. They represent the ultimate visionary poetic style which he developed in the years after Thus Spake Zarathustra and form a coda to his life’s work.

    The late Reg Hollingdale, a Nietzsche expert who translated much of the philosopher’s writing, provides a fascinating and authoritative introduction to his facing-text translations.

    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche, born in 1844, was arguably the most important philosopher of the 19th century. His earliest reputation was as much for his poetry as for his philosophical writings. He began writing poetry as a boy and continued, in a wide range of styles, throughout his life. He died in ... read more
    R. J. Hollingdale
    R.J. Hollingdale (1930–2001) translated eleven of Nietzsche’s books and works by, among others, Schopenhauer, Goethe, E.T.A. Hoffman and Theodor Fontane. Among his latest publications were a revised version of Nietzsche: The Man and His Philosophy and a new edition of Lichtenberg’s Waste-Books . He also worked as a sub-editor at The ... read more
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