In this book the author writes, in comprehensible and readable language, about the life and work of Martin Heidegger, probably the most significant philosopher of the 20th century, and at the same time gives an insight into that era. “In this book, the author writes about Heidegger without anger and without puerile humility, with a respectable distance: there is therefore silence, when there are only conjectures, it criticises, without denouncing, it ironises, without slandering and the author spreads out his arms every now and again and says: That’s just the way it is” (Die Zeit)

Ein Meister aus Deutschland: Heidegger und seine Zeit [A Master from Germany: Heidegger and his Time] by Rüdiger Safranski has been translated into Slovenian by Alfred Leskovec under the title Mojster iz Nemčije: Heidegger in njegov čas, published by Beletrina, Ljubljana.