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Walter Kaufmann

Walter Kaufmann was a philosopher and poet, as well as a renowned translator of Friedrich Nietzsche. His books include Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, AntichristFrom Shakespeare to Existentialism, and Existentialism: From Dostoevsky to Sartre. He was a Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, where he taught after receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1947 until his death in 1980. He held visiting appointments at many American and foreign universities, including Columbia, Cornell, Heidelberg, Jerusalem, and the Australian National University; and his books have been translated into Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

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Goethe's Faust
Written by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Translated by Walter Kaufmann, Introduction by Walter Kaufmann
Anchor | Trade Paperback | December 1962
$11.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-03114-1 (0-385-03114-9)

The best translation of Faust available, this volume provides the original German text and its English counterpart on facing pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation conveys the poetic beauty and rhythm as well as the complex depth of Goethe's language. Includes Part One and selections from Part Two. Read more






Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre
Edited by Walter Kaufmann
Plume | Trade Paperback | March 1975
$18.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-452-00930-1 (0-452-00930-8)

This volume provides basic writings of Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Rilke, Kafka, Ortega, Jaspers, Heidegger, Sartre, and Camus, including some not previously translated, along with an invaluable introductory essay by Walter Kaufmann. Read more






Basic Writings of Nietzsche
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche, Translated by Walter Kaufmann
Modern Library | Hardcover | September 1992
$28.00/36.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60000-8 (0-679-60000-0)

Introduction by Peter Gay
Translated and edited by Walter Kaufmann
Commentary by Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Gilles Deleuze
 
One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche’s most important works, from his...

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Basic Writings of Nietzsche
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche, Translated by Walter Kaufmann, Introduction by Peter Gay
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78339-8 (0-679-78339-3)

Introduction by Peter Gay
Translated and edited by Walter Kaufmann
Commentary by Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Gilles Deleuze
 
One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche’s most important works, from his...

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Beyond Good & Evil
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche, Translated by Walter Kaufmann
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 1989
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72465-0 (0-679-72465-6)

Represents Nietzsche's attempt to sum up his philosophy. In nine parts the book is designed to give the reader a comprehensive idea of Nietzsche's thought and style:  they span "The Prejudices of Philsophers," "The Free Spirit," religion, morals, scholarship, "Our Virtues," "Peoples and Fatherlands," and "What Is Noble," as well as... Read more






The Gay Science
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche, Translated by Walter Kaufmann
Vintage | Paperback | January 1974
$13.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-71985-6 (0-394-71985-9)

Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God—to which a large part of the book is devoted—and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence.

Walter Kaufmann's commentary, with its many quotations from previously untranslated letters, brings to life... Read more






On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche, Edited by Walter Kaufmann
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 1989
$15.95/20.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72462-9 (0-679-72462-1)

The great philosopher's major work on ethics, along with Ecce Homo, Nietzche's remarkable review of his life and works. On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) shows him using philsophy, psychology, and classical philology in an effort to give new direction to an ancient discipline.
The work consists of three essays.  The first... Read more






The Portable Nietzsche
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche, Translated by Walter Kaufmann, Introduction by Walter Kaufmann
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 1977
$20.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-015062-9 (0-14-015062-5)

The works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago. As Walter Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading authorities on Nietzsche, notes in his introduction, “Few writers in any age were so full of ideas,” and... Read more






Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche, Translated by Walter Kaufmann
Modern Library | Hardcover | September 1995
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60175-3 (0-679-60175-9)

Friedrich Nietzsche's most accessible and influential philosophical work, misquoted, misrepresented, brilliantly original and enormously influential, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is translated from the German by R.J. Hollingdale in Penguin Classics. Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and... Read more






Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Written by Friedrich Nietzsche, Preface by Walter Kaufmann, Translated by Walter Kaufmann
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | March 1978
$16.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-004748-6 (0-14-004748-4)

Friedrich Nietzsche's most accessible and influential philosophical work, misquoted, misrepresented, brilliantly original and enormously influential, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is translated from the German by R.J. Hollingdale in Penguin Classics. Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and... Read more





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