Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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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 religious pieties or meek submission, but in an all-powerful life force: passionate, chaotic and free.

"Enigmatic, vatic, emphatic, passionate... often breathtakingly insightful, Nietzsche's works together make a unique statement in the literature of European ideas." — A.C. Grayling

Title:Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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  • GD

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

  • 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...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Also Sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen = Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One = So Zarathustra Spoke. A book for Everyone and No One. In Three Parts, Friedrich Nietzs...

  • Catherine

    The best way that I can describe this book is as a religious experience, which is kind of paradoxical because the main idea of the book is that “God is dead.” When Zarathustra, the ancient Persian...

  • 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...

  • Sean Barrs

    This is so many things at once: it is wise and intelligent; it is funny and perceptive; it is creative and playful, but it is also nonsensical and impenetrable. Simply put, I am not quite sure if I am...

  • Riku Sayuj

    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...

  • Aubrey

    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 whic...

  • Ross Blocher

    Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a messy, self-serious heap of obscure references and ungracious philosophy wrapped in a mountain of bad allegory. And yet, there are moments of brilliance hidden in the midde...

  • Miquixote

    Incredibly interesting ideas. For sure you will be thinking about what is said here for a long, long time. This most famous book of Nietzsche delves into the central idea: the "eternal recurrence of t...