Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Author
1844-1900
German
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Friedrich Nietzsche

When the German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900) lapsed into insanity in 1889, he had little conception of the fame and controversy his works would come to attract. Initially influential on writers such as George Bernard Shaw and Thomas Mann, his ideas would be misappropriated by the Nazis in the 1930s to support their policies on anti-Semitism, nationalism and warfare. It would be some years, and with the benefit of better translations, before his works would become more properly evaluated.

Books by Friedrich Nietzsche