Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich NietzscheThus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spake Zarathustra

byFriedrich Nietzsche

Paperback | January 5, 1999


A 19th-century literary masterpiece, tremendously influential in the arts and in philosophy, uses the Persian religious leader Zarathustra to voice the author's views, including the introduction of the controversial doctrine of the Übermensch, or "superman," a term later perverted by Nazi propagandists. A passionate, quasi-biblical style is employed to inspire readers.
The son of a Lutheran pastor, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was born in 1844 in Roecken, Prussia, and studied classical philology at the Universities of Bonn and Leipzig. While at Leipzig he read the works of Schopenhauer, which greatly impressed him. He also became a disciple of the composer Richard Wagner. At the very early age of 25, ...
Title:Thus Spake ZarathustraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:January 5, 1999Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486406636

ISBN - 13:9780486406633

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nietzsche at his best #plumreview Thus Spake Zarathustra can viewed either as the most literary of philosophy or the most philosophical of literature. Giving us his now infamous creation, the Superman, Nietzsche's goal was nothing short of creating a replacement for the bible.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from mind your thoughts, think your mind well, once concluding that yes, you are probably insane for having choosen this book, existential thought will drive one to thoughts of disillusionment. but dont think about it like that,forget all pre-concieved notions of what you are supposed to think, or what you can't think and this is THE book, open your mind, your existence as a conscious,aware human being depends on it. tread carefully but with full-fledged abandon.
Date published: 2003-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thus is Nietzsche! This is not a mere book. It is a bouqet of thunderbolts that illuminate dark heavens.It is a clamour of concious and courageous man who stands up to God which is no longer there. It is a declaration of independence of us.
Date published: 2003-04-11

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Take an in-depth look at the work that has tremendously influenced the arts and philosophy. Ancient Persian religious leader Zarathustra serves as the voice for Friedrich Nietzsche’s views on the controversial doctrine of superman. Thus Spake Zarathustra examines the ultimate goal of human existence. This is a must read for students of philosophy and literature.