At a time when paper shortages made jobs scarce for journalists, he mastered his crafts as journalist, linguist and writer through a mixture of singleminded determination and sheer talent.
He was, in every sense, a self-made man. This makes his achievements in the field of Nietzsche studies all the more remarkable. He became an accepted member of the British academic scene, and, as such, was invited to Melbourne University as visiting scholar in 1991-92.
I read his book “Фридрих Ницше. Трагедия неприкаянной души” at least 10 times!