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
     
 

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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

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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His tragic end, in a state of complete mental breakdown, precluded any possibility that it would be superseded and raised a question of the association between madness and genius.

Includes unique illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604593242
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
04/10/2008
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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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