Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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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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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

I find it very difficult to rate or assess--or even make much sense of--this book. Reading it I often thought to myself it was little wonder Nietzsche ended his life in an insane asylum. I don't know ... Read full review

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-1885) is one of the greatest achievements in the history of philosophical literature and Nietzsche's most complete and captivating doctrine of the overcoming of man by the ... Read full review

Contents

CHRONOLOGY
INTRODUCTION
ZARATHUSTRAS DISCOURSES
Of the Preachers ofDeath
Copyright

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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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