I was a little bit afraid to start this collection of Aphorisms, because the last one I read, another one of the Little Black Classics, was a real disappointment. I’d previously only seen a little bit of Nietzsche in class, but was curious to what he had to say.
I can only speak for this short edition, which had some nice observation on human nature, which I liked although some seemed a bit random and it would have been nice as some more context could have been provided in this edition. On the other hand, his views on women and gender roles are very outdated, especially for someone seeing through a lot of other things. However, he -of course- was also just a man of his time, but I did deduct a star for it – for I can’t help being a woman of my time.
Aphorisms on Love and Hate (Little Black Classics #5) – Friedrich Nietzsche
From what I have read of and about him, he changed his attitude towards women after suffering some heavy disappointments. Not that this excuses some his quotes, but I do feel it helps to read his work in context with his biography.
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Ah yes, good to know. It is one of the things that are missing in Little Black Classics, they provide zero context (even when it is just a part taken from a larger work) or commentary.
(Also my bad for I didn’t research it)