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Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most 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, 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.

Translated with an introduction by R.J. HOLLINGDALE


Publication: 28 Feb 1974, Penguin Classics 
ISBN: 9780140441185

Extent: 352 pages

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