1892

Naumburg

February: Naumann and the Nietzsches conclude their contract negotiations. In mid-April, Zarathustra IV is finally delivered to bookstores.

June 1892: Elisabeth returns to Paraguay. As conditions continue to worsen and dissatisfaction grows, Elisabeth eventually sells her land and the "Försterhof." She leaves New Germany for the last time in August 1893.

October 1892: Overbeck sends to Köselitz FN's personal copies of his published works. Köselitz intends to utilize FN's corrections and reworkings.

During the year, the first serious Russian article on Nietzsche appears in a scholarly journal. V. P. Preobrazhenshy publishes his article "Friedrich Nietzsche: The Critique of the Morality of Altruism," in the Russian journal Voprosy filosofii i psikhologii [Problems of Philosophy and Psychology].

Köselitz, working in Annaberg, issues new editions of Nietzsche's works, complete with lengthy introductions of his own. These include a complete edition of Zarathustra (called the second edition of this work), all four Unzeitgemäße Betrachtungen [Untimely Observations], Allzumenschliches [both parts of All Too Human], Jenseits von Gut und Böse [Beyond Good and Evil], and Zur Genealogie der Moral [Genealogy of Morals]. Elisabeth in South America is especially excited by the Zarathustra edition and Köselitz' introduction. She writes to him: "Ein besseres Bild von unseren teuren welterobernden Helden zu geben, ist unmöglich. Immer lese ich die Einleitung und bin in einem Zustand seligen Entrücktseins!" [It would be impossible to given a better depiction of our dear, world conquering hero. I read the introduction again and again and am in a state of blessed reverie.] Note the religious, mythologizing tone in Elisabeth's letter: this will become standard fare at the Nietzsche Archive as along as Elisabeth is in charge.

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