Thus Spoke Zarathustra Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra (German: Also sprach Zarathustra, sometimes translated Thus Spake Zarathustra), subtitled A Book for All and None (Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen), is a written work by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885. Much of the work deals with ideas such as the "eternal recurrence of the same", the parable on the "death of God", and the "prophecy" of the Overman, which were first introduced in The Gay Science.

Described by Nietzsche himself as "the deepest ever written", the book is a dense and esoteric treatise on philosophy and morality, featuring as protagonist a fictionalized Zarathustra. A central irony of the text is that the style of the Bible is used by Nietzsche to present ideas of his which fundamentally oppose Judaeo-Christian morality and tradition.

— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2010
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
473
Pages
PUBLISHER
MobileReference
SELLER
MobileReference
SIZE
428.1
KB

Customer Reviews

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra is one of the most influential books of the modern age. However, this translation by Thomas Common, while maintaining some of the original text's poetics, distorts aspects of Nietzsche's polemics. Would much prefer the Hollingdale or other contemporary translations. A better translation is well worth the extra couple of dollars.

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