Thus Spake Zarathustra

Thus Spake Zarathustra

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Translated by Thomas Common. With an Introduction by Nicholas Davey.


This astonishing series of aphorisms, put into the mouth of the Persian sage Zarathustra, or Zoroaster, contains the kernel of Nietzsche's thought. 'God is dead', he tells us. Christianity is decadent, leading mankind into a slave morality concerned not with this life, but with the next. Nietzsche emphasises the UEbermensch, or Superman, whose will to power makes him the creator of a new heroic mentality. The intensely felt ideas are expressed in prose-poetry of indefinable beauty.


Though misused by the German National Socialist party as a spurious justification of their creed, the book also had a profound influence on early twentieth-century writers such as Shaw, Mann, Gide, Lawrence and Sartre.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 221g
  • Herts, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1853267767
  • 9781853267765
  • 40,743

About Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) stammte aus einer evangelischen Pfarrersfamilie, besuchte die renommierte Landesschule in Pforta bei Naumburg, studierte in Bonn und Leipzig und wurde mit 25 Jahren Professor der klassischen Philologie in Basel. Er war ein genialer Denker, Meister der Sprache und begabter Musiker und Komponist. Sein Leben war bestimmt von problematischen Beziehungen, etwa zu Richard Wagner oder Lou Andreas-Salomé, und endete in der bedrückenden Einsamkeit des Wahnsinns.
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