Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Julian Young
Eva Cybulska is in two minds over a new Nietzsche biography.
Having read and enjoyed Julian Young’s other publications on Friedrich Nietzsche, I was looking forward to this biography. The author, who is anything but a puffed-up academic, has impressed me with his incisive, provocative and elegant writing. He also seems to have a gift for sleuth-work. Yet although I regard this book as a highly worthwhile read, for me it is tinged with some disappointments.
The book’s structure revolves round a discussion of Nietzsche’s life and writings and their mutual influence.