> Fame almost entirely based on the meme-tier shit of his late books.
> Early books are pure brilliance but almost never discussed.
Has there ever been a more ill-fated thinker in history?
I haven't read any of Nietzsche's books except when I dipped into them occasionally in high school. Today I found myself in the German philosophy section of my university's library, and I pulled a few of the Cambridge editions of Nietzsche's books off the shelf and started reading them, and I was just struck by the force of his style. It comes through even in English. I don't remember it coming through like that when I dabbled in him a few years ago. These translations were by R.J. Hollingdale. Is he considered standard? Because I felt like I wante to read these books. For philosophy, they grab you.
>and I was just struck by the force of his style
Oh! Poor Schopenhauer! What if every man wheres his mask in the night? What if as, as it were, we were not all actors? It's beat down! time!