Nietzsche: An Introduction
This book is both a concise and lucid introduction to Nietzsche and an original contribution to critical debates concerning Nietzsche interpretation and reception. It takes issue with the prevailing tendency to focus on his later work, and shows that his early interest in cultural and historical criticism can be found throughout his corpus and that it informs, and helps to explain, Nietzsche's later doctrines and writings.
Gianni Vattimo is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Turin. Among his books translated into English is Religion (edited with Jacques Derrida) (Stanford, 1998) and Beyond Interpretation: The Meaning of Hermeneutics for Philosophy (Stanford, 1997).