Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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Friedrich Nietzsche's most accessible and influential philosophical work, misquoted, misrepresented, brilliantly original and enormously influential, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is translated from the German by R.J. Hollingdale in Penguin Classics. Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor. Nietzsche's utterance 'God is dead', his insistence that the meaning of life is to be found in purely human terms, and his doctrine of the Superman and the will to power were all later seized upon and unrecognisably twisted by, among others, Nazi intellectuals. With blazing intensity and poetic brilliance, Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religious pieties or meek submission to authority, but in an all-powerful life force: passionate, chaotic and free. Frederich Nietzsche (1844-1900) became the chair of classical philology at Basel University at the age of 24 until his bad health forced him to retire in 1879. He divorced himself from society until his final collapse in 1899 when he became insane. A powerfully original thinker, Nietzsche's influence on subsequent writers, such as George Bernard Shaw, D.H. Lawrence, Thomas Mann and Jean-Paul Sartre, was considerable. If you enjoyed Thus Spoke Zarathustra you might like Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, also available in Penguin Classics. 'Enigmatic, vatic, emphatic, passionate, often breathtakingly insightful, his works together make a unique statement in the literature of European ideas' A. C. Grayling

Title:Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0140047484
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:327 pages

    Thus Spoke Zarathustra Reviews

  • Clint
    Aug 22, 2007

    It's like Jesus, but cooler....

  • Shawn
    May 10, 2008

    Horror movies never frightened me in the same way certain works of literature and film did. Reading through Zarathustra as a teenager was a singularly powerful experience; the work defies categorizati...

  • Huda Yahya
    May 12, 2012

    العار، العار، العار .. ذلك هو تاريخ الإنسان... ومن يلومك يا نيتشه؟ومن يجروء على تكذيبك؟ومن يستطيع إنكار حقيقة ا...

  • ????? ??????
    Oct 29, 2009

    في قراءتي الأولى للكتاب خلال سنوات الجامعة كنتُ أبحث عن دهشة اللغة على ما يبدو. في قراءتي هذه كنتُ أبحث عن فكر ...

  • Ahmed
    May 06, 2014

    شكسبير كان بيقول : (الدنيا مسرح كبير، وأن كل الرجال والنساء ما هم إلا لاعبون على هذا المسرح.) وغالبًا يكون معظم ...

  • ???? ??????
    May 14, 2011

    يووووووووووووووه يوه يوه يوه ،، سأرقص ، إنه وقت الرقص والرقص والرقصهل تتوقعون أن زرادشت نيتشه ، سيهتم بالتقيي...

  • ?????? ????
    Aug 16, 2014

    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيماول حاجة عاوزة اقولها اني حاسة اني حاموت من السعادة اني خلصت الكتاب ده....اول مرة اسعد ان...

  • Szplug
    Apr 25, 2013

    How you liking them apples, Jede-fucking-diah?!Thus spoke Barnaby Jones.I read this book back around 2001 or 2002. I wasn't much concerned with writing reviews back then—and how weird is that?—but...

  • Aubrey
    Feb 25, 2012

    I have at all times written my writings with my whole heart and soul: I do not know what purely intellectual problems are. There is a great deal of Nietzsche that I agree with, and hoards with which ...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Feb 04, 2011

    Verily have I overshot myself in my vanity into thinking that I was ready to attempt this book. Humbled am I now.I probably got less than one-third of what Nietzsche was fulminating on. Maybe in anoth...

About Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) is a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. He was interested in the enhancement of individual and cultural health, and believed in life, creativity, power, and the realities of the world we live in, rather than those situated in a world beyond. Central to his philosophy is the ide