Ronald Hayman is the celebrated biographer of Friedrich Nietzsche, Carl Jung, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Proust, Sylvia Plath and Thomas Mann. After reading English at Cambridge he lived in Germany for two years, mainly to write. His play, Playing the Wife, was performed at the 1995 Chichester Festival with Derek Jacobi as Strindberg. Ronald Hayman died in 2019.
The books should improve the cultural circulation of philosophy by their style as well as their substance - TES Rarely have intellectual sophistication and complexity come so cheap - FINANCIAL TIMES A promising venture - THE TIMES The virtue of these deceptively brief books is that they are the real thing - EVENING STANDARD