In late 1888, a few weeks before his descent into madness, Friedrich Nietzsche set out to compose his life story. *Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is *remains one of the most remarkable autobiographies ever written, a powerful work of genius in which the German philosopher critiques his own works (and those of others) and weighs in on a plethora of subjects, from mastering self-control to female sexuality. Seemingly trivial topics are interwoven into passages of complex reasoning on philosophical problems.
This most bizarre but fascinating of autobiographies is essential reading for students of Nietzsche and anyone looking for profound insights into life from one of the greatest thinkers of the Western world.
This new 2018 edition of Ecce Homo features a revised translation in modern American English.