Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

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by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Thomas Common
     
 

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Thus Spake Zarathustra is certainly Nietzsche's most controversial and probably his most important work. The concepts that "God is Dead" and "Eternal Recurrence" with their attendant ramifications are major features of this work. Highly original and inventive, Thus Spake Zarathustra defies simple categorization. Part literature, part philosophy, it parodies both, in…  See more details below

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Thus Spake Zarathustra is certainly Nietzsche's most controversial and probably his most important work. The concepts that "God is Dead" and "Eternal Recurrence" with their attendant ramifications are major features of this work. Highly original and inventive, Thus Spake Zarathustra defies simple categorization. Part literature, part philosophy, it parodies both, in its stylistic resemblance to the New Testament and P
re-Socratic Greek writings. Through a fictionalized version the character Zarathustra,
the legendary founder of Zoroasterianism, Nietzsche propounds a new and different version of moral philosophy. During the course of the story presented in this loosely structured narrative, Nietzsche develops and presents a contrary view of mankind: as lying somewhere between the apes and the ultimate Superman, or Ubermensch. Ranging from unsupported assumptions to rigorous argument - from exposition to dialog to poetry - Thus Spake Zarathustra is a surprising, engaging and thought provoking look at the condition of mankind. Nietzsche himself considered this to be his most important work.
His tragic end, in a state of complete mental breakdown, precluded any possibility that it would be superseded and raised a question of the association between madness and genius.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781877527852
Publisher:
The Floating Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
475 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Common (1850-1919) was a translator and critic, who translated several books by Friedrich Nietzsche into English.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15 October 1844 - 25 August 1900) was a German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer.

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Thus Spake Zarathustra 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes and i dont like how things r working in this clan please meet me at dark empire for more info if thats ok lease come there are two other cats there too hope to c u there
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He snaps the dark cat's neck and trots out.-Frostbite
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of Nietzsche's top 3 books, I must disagree with the review written by the 17 year old above who fails to understand the fluidity of language and the reason why archaisms are just that. Who reads old english today anyway? (for me, the original of Beowulf was very difficult, but Seamus Heaney's modern interpretation is wonderful!) As Nietzsche would say, 'Den weg namlich -- den gibt es nicht!'