"[F]ew personal relations are port of the story, but readers interested in juicy details will not find them here. This is a book about what was really important to Nietzsche: the largely solitary attempt to live up to the recognition that existence is something tremendous. Safranski covers the full range of Nietzsche's writings, making use of new critical editions, including the complete Nachlass, the letters, and the early writings. Covering so much, he does not give special emphasis to the topics that are of most interest to contemporary academic philosophy--truth, objectivity, skepticism about morality; but the result is a balanced and illuminating intellectual and spiritual portrait, and a guide to the writings, published and unpublished, that should interest scholars as well as a general audience."Safranski, Rudiger is the author of 'Nietzsche A Philosophical Biography' with ISBN 9780393323801 and ISBN 0393323803.