Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, Feb 28, 1974 - Philosophy - 352 pages
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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. With blazing intensity and poetic brilliance, Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religiouspieties or meek submission, but in an all-powerful life force: passionate, chaotic & free.
  

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Amazing
Those who give this book less than five stars have not really understood what it is about. As somebody else said here: do your 9 to 5, stuff your face with food and die in several decades or
years, you'll never be the best you are capable of. And if you object to this, the try to read this book until you understand. 

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Contents

PART ONE
ZARATHUSTRAS DISCOURSESOf the Three Metamorphoses
Of the Chairs of Virtue
Of the Afterworldsmen
Of the Despisers of the Body
Of Joys and Passions
Of the Pale Criminal
Of Reading and Writing
Of Redemption
Of Manly Prudence
The Stillest Hour
PART THREE
Of the Vision and the Riddle
Of Involuntary Bliss
Before Sunrise
Of the Virtue that Makes Small

Of the Tree on the Mountainside
Of the Preachers of Death
Of War and Warriors
Of the New Idol
Of the Flies of the Marketplace
Of Chastity
Of the Friend
Of the Thousand and One Goals
Of Love of Ones Neighbour
Of the Way of the Creator
Of Old and Young Women
Of the Adders Bite
Of Marriage and Children
Of Voluntary Death
Of the Bestowing Virtue
PART TWO
On the Blissful Islands
Of the Compassionate
Of the Priests
Of the Virtuous
Of the Rabble
Of the Tarantulas
Of the Famous Philosophers
The Night Song
The Dance Song
The Funeral Song
Of SelfOvercoming
Of the Sublime Men
Of the Land of Culture
Of Immaculate Perception
Of Scholars
Of Poets
Of Great Events
The Prophet
On the Mount of Olives
Of Passing By
Of the Apostates
The HomeComing
Of the Three Evil Things
Of the Spirit of Gravity
Of Old and New Law Tables
The Convalescent
Of the Great Longing
The Second Dance Song
The Song of Yes and Amen
PART FOUR
The Cry of Distress
Conversation with the Kings
The Leech
The Sorcerer
Retired from Service
The Ugliest Man
The Voluntary Beggar
The Shadow
At Noontide
The Greeting
The Last Supper
Of the Higher Man
The Song of Melancholy
Of Science
Among the Daughters of the Desert
The Awakening
The Ass Festival
The Intoxicated Song
The Sign
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About the author (1974)

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. He died in 1900. R.J. Hollingdale translated 11 of Nietzsche's books and published 2 books about him.

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