The Making of Friedrich Nietzsche: The Quest for Identity, 1844-1869

2016.11.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel Blue, The Making of Friedrich Nietzsche: The Quest for Identity, 1844-1869, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 344pp.,
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2016.11.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel Blue, The Making of Friedrich Nietzsche: The Quest for Identity, 1844-1869, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 344pp., $49.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107134867. Reviewed by Matthew Meyer, The University of Scranton Daniel Blue provides a substantive account of Nietzsche's early life that will be invaluable to Nietzsche scholars and of interest to the general reader. What makes Blue's biography remarkable is the scholarly rigor with which he undertakes the project. What makes Blue's biography unique is the way he weaves various autobiographical sketches that Nietzsche wrote between the ages of thirteen and twenty-four into his account. Taken together, Blue provides a well-researched narrative of Nietzsche's early life that highlights Nietzsche's attempts to direct his own development and understand the self through the act of writing. Blue divides the book into an introduction, fourteen main chapters, and an. . .

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