I Am Dynamite!

ISBN
9780571336227
Published
01/08/2019
9780571336227
Format
Paperback
Price
£10.99
Paperback
464

About the Book

The Times Biography of the Year
Winner of the Hawthornden Prize 2019
Shortlisted for the HWA Non-Fiction Prize 2019
Longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019
Longlisted for the Cundhill History Prize 2019

‘Outstanding.’ The Sunday Times

‘A revelation.’ Guardian

‘Wonderful.’ The Times

‘Riveting.’ New Statesman

Friedrich Nietzsche’s work rocked the foundation of Western thinking and continues to permeate our culture, high and low – yet he is one of history’s most misunderstood philosophers. Sue Prideaux’s myth-shattering book brings readers into the world of a brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work. I Am Dynamite! is the essential biography for anyone seeking to understand Nietzsche, the philosopher who foresaw – and sought solutions to – our own troubled times.

The Times Biography of the YearWinner of the Hawthornden Prize 2019Shortlisted for the HWA Non-Fiction Prize 2019Longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019Longlisted for the Cundhill History Prize 2019‘Outstanding.’ The Sunday Times ‘A revelation.’ Guardian ‘Wonderful.’ The Times ‘Riveting.’ New StatesmanFriedrich Nietzsche’s work rocked the foundation of Western thinking and continues to permeate our culture, high and low – yet he is one of history’s most misunderstood philosophers. Sue Prideaux’s myth-shattering book brings readers into the world of a brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work. I Am Dynamite! is the essential biography for anyone seeking to understand Nietzsche, the philosopher who foresaw – and sought solutions to – our own troubled times.
  • Sue Prideaux

    Sue Prideaux’s first biography, Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Strindberg: A Life was awarded the Duff Cooper Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Both Munch and Strindberg were influenced by Nietzsche. www.sueprideaux.com
“Dense, complex and hilarious . . . Such a blast to read.”
- Hugo Rifkind, The Times
“Engrossing, intelligent, moving, often downright funny, and filled with insights and sharply observed details from an extraordinary life.”
- Sarah Bakewell

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I Am Dynamite!

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