Ecce Homo


Read by TimSC

(4.6 stars; 53 reviews)

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's autobiography, Ecce Homo, was the last prose work that he wrote before his illness in 1889. Coming at the end of an extraordinarily productive year in which he had produced The Twilight of the Idols and The Antichrist, Nietzsche shuns any pretense at modesty with chapter titles include “Why I am so Wise”, “Why I am so Clever” and “Why I Write Such Excellent Books”. His translator Anthony M. Ludovici states, Ecce Homo “is not only a coping-stone worthy of the wonderful creations of that year, but also a fitting conclusion to his whole life, in the form of a grand summing up of his character as a man, his purpose as a reformer, and his achievement as a thinker.” (Introduction by Tim SC) (5 hr 39 min)

Chapters

0 - Translator's Introduction, Preface 30:27 Read by TimSC
1 - Why I Am So Wise 43:14 Read by TimSC
2 - Why I Am So Clever 1:02:21 Read by TimSC
3 - Why I Write Such Excellent Books, Part 1 1:04:44 Read by TimSC
4 - Why I Write Such Excellent Books, Part 2 1:10:34 Read by TimSC
5 - Why I Write Such Excellent Books, Part 3 36:27 Read by TimSC
6 - Why I Am a Fatality 32:02 Read by TimSC

Reviews

Ecce Homo

(4.5 stars)

Thought provoking ~ I loved it!

An intelligent and robust reading. Sincerest thanks!

(5 stars)

I read Nietzsche often; greedily I re-read him. His genius is inexhaustible. No other writer (except possibly Samuel Beckett, in his prose works) compels my attention as Nietzsche does. To read his work aloud successfully, intelligibly, requires (I imagine) a very special effort of concentration. To give it that provocative edge, that prophetic urgency, and at the same time to suggest the very fragile state of mind from which comes so absurdly marvellous a work of self-description - this is a huge test for the reader. I think he meets the challenge admirably, and I congratulate him.

Really Solid Reading

(5 stars)

Excellent and dedicated reading of a fascinating book. My only criticism is that the laborious translators forward is attached to Nietzsches preface.

solid

(4.5 stars)

Not my favorite of his but good. A review of his works and outlook. Valuable and inspiring usual!

(5 stars)

incredible reader! He made this book understandable.