Book cover of I Am Dynamite! A Life of Nietzscheby Sue Prideaux

A groundbreaking new biography of philosophy’s greatest iconoclast

Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most enigmatic figures in philosophy, and his concepts—the Übermensch, the will to power, slave morality—have fundamentally reshaped our understanding of the human condition. But what do most people really know of Nietzsche—beyond the mustache, the scowl, and the lingering association with nihilism and fascism? Where do we place a thinker who was equally beloved by Albert Camus, Ayn Rand, Martin Buber, and Adolf Hitler?

Nietzsche wrote that all philosophy is autobiographical, and in this vividly compelling, myth-shattering biography, Sue Prideaux brings readers into the world of this brilliant, eccentric, and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work.

Interview with the Author

The Book Review
The Epic Tragedy of Vietnam
11/21/18        57 min

Interview starts at 23 min


New Books Network
Sue Prideaux, “I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Nietzsche”
10/24/18        41 min


History Extra
Nietzsche’s dangerous ideas
11/12/18       46 min


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