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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and Nobody
     

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and Nobody

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by Friedrich Nietzsche, Graham Parkes (Translator)
 

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hus Spake Zarathustra is a masterpiece of literature as well as philosophy. It was Nietzsche's own favorite and has proved to be his most popular. In this book he addresses the problem of how to live a fulfilling life in a world without meaning, in the aftermath of "the death of God." His solution lies in the idea of eternal recurrence, which he calls "the highest

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hus Spake Zarathustra is a masterpiece of literature as well as philosophy. It was Nietzsche's own favorite and has proved to be his most popular. In this book he addresses the problem of how to live a fulfilling life in a world without meaning, in the aftermath of "the death of God." His solution lies in the idea of eternal recurrence, which he calls "the highest formula of affirmation that can ever be attained." A successful engagement with this profoundly Dionysian idea enables us to choose clearly among the myriad possibilities that existence offers, and thereby to affirm every moment of our lives with others on this "sacred" earth.
Grahm Parkes's new translation is more accurate than previous versions, and is the first to retain the musicality of the original, by paying attention to the rhythms and cadences of the German. His introduction examines the work's three most important philosophical ideas and for the first time annotates the abundance of allusions to the Bible and other classic texts with which Nietzsche's masterpiece is in conversation.

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ISBN-13:
9780199537099
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
572,617
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Graham Parkes is the author of Composing the Soul: Reaches of Nietzsche's Psychology (Chicago, 1994), and the editor of Nietzsche and Asian Thought (Chicago, 1991). He is joint editor, with Steve Odin, of The Blackwell Source Book iin Japanese Philosophy (2005).

University of Hawaii

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Nietzsche’s work so I am probably biased. Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a tough read but it is worth it. If you want to read something that will make you think then you can’t get much better than this.
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phi_6180339887 More than 1 year ago
Does the writing seem immoral? You have to keep an open mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do people even inspect their ebook before reviewing nowadays? This edition has many gratuitious mistakes that any idiot should be able to notice Then again this is the place where some high schooler claims that Nietzsche "literally changed his life" while not even capitalizing or using punctualization properly so what can you expect lol
Guest More than 1 year ago
Inspirational in a different way. You'll have to read it to understand.