Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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:9780140047486
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About Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was 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 id


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  • Clint

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

  • Huda Yahya

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

  • Shawn

    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...

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

  • Ahmed

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

  • Ahmed Oraby

    أناشدكم أن تظلوا أوفياءً للأرض يا إخوتيوألا تصدقوا أولئك الذين يحدثونكم عن آمال فوقأرضيةمعدو سموم أولئك سواء...

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

  • Szplug

    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...

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

  • Lus C.

    Friedrich Nietzsche establishes in his best-known book the bridge of man with his primary nature. More than a parody of the metaphysical imagery, the book states that man has undergone to an abstract ...