Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic

Corngold’s 760-page volume is a powerful account of the astonishingly prolific, erudite and charismatic philosopher, critic, translator, poet and Princeton professor who fled Nazi Germany at the age of eighteen and emigrated to the United States where he went on to single-handedly rehabilitate Nietzsche’s reputation after World War II and was enormously influential in introducing postwar American readers to existentialism.