Join us for this very special literary event at Bloomsbury House. Presenter, Amelia Singer, will offer guests wines that have been specially paired with sections of Sue Prideaux’s upcoming biography of Friedrich Nietzsche, I Am Dynamite! Guests will hear extracts from the book, read by the author, whilst enjoying wines individually paired by Amelia, who will introduce and explain her selections. Places are limited. Copies of I Am Dynamite! will be available for purchase at the event.
26 September 2018
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DA
£35/£28 for Faber Members
Guests will enjoy an aperitif and hear six readings with six specially selected wines
I Am Dynamite! Sue Prideaux
Friedrich Nietzsche’s work blasted the foundation of western thinking. The death of God, the Übermensch, and the slave morality permeate our culture, high and low, and yet he is one of history’s most misunderstood philosophers.
Nietzsche himself thought that all philosophy was autobiographical and in this myth-shattering book, Sue Prideaux brings readers into the world of a brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work. From his placid, devoutly Christian upbringing, overshadowed by the mysterious death of his father, through his lonely philosophising on high mountains, to the horror and pathos of his final descent into madness, Prideaux explores Nietzsche’s intellectual, emotional and spiritual life with insight and sensitivity.
The book is studded with unforgettable portraits of the people who were most important to him, including Richard and Cosima Wagner, Lou Salomé – the femme fatale who broke his heart – and his rabidly nationalist and anti-Semitic sister Elizabeth, who betrayed him by manipulating his texts and putting them to infinite misuse at the hands of the Nazis. Today, Nietzsche’s ideas continue to be adopted by both the left and the right. I Am Dynamite! is the essential biography for anyone seeking to understand the philosopher who foresaw – and sought solutions to – our own troubled times.
Amelia Singer is a TV presenter on The Wine Show, Wine Writer for Waitrose Food Magazine, UK Ambassador for the California Wine Institute, and Founder of Amelia’s Wine. Amelia has been in the wine industry for the last nine years, completed the prestigious WSET Wine Diploma and was shortlisted for the IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year Award. She studied at Trinity College in Dublin, was brought up in England but has lived and worked in Europe and South America. Having worked in wineries all around the world (Bordeaux, Rioja and Chile) as well as with well known retailers, importers, online Fine Wine merchants and exciting new wine start ups, she has a wide understanding of the wine industry.