Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: July 2009
Duration: 4 hours 14 minutes
Ecce homo, "behold the man," are the words Friedrich Nietzsche chose as the title for his literary self-portrait. A main purpose of the book was to offer Nietzsche's own perspective on his work as a philosopher and human being. Ecce Homo also forcefully repudiates those interpretations of his previous works purporting to find support for imperialism, anti-Semitism, militarism, and Social Darwinism.
Nietzsche strives to present a new image of the philosopher and of himself as a philosopher. He expounds upon his life as a child, his tastes as an individual, and his vision for humanity. On these grounds, some consider Ecce Homo a literary work comparable in its artistry to Van Gogh's paintings.