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, also translated as Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Treatise by Friedrich Nietzsche, written in four parts and published in German between 1883 and 1885 as Also sprach Zarathustra. The work is incomplete, but it is the first thorough statement of Nietzsche's mature philosophy and the masterpiece of his career. It received little attention during his lifetime but its influence since his death has been considerable, in the arts as well as philosophy. Written in the form of a prose narrative, Thus Spake Zarathustra offers the philosophy of its author through the voice of Zarathustra (based on the Persian prophet Zoroaster) who, after years of meditation, has come down from a mountain to offer his wisdom to the world. It is this work in which Nietzsche made his famous (and much misconstrued) statement that "God is dead" and in which he presented some of the most influential and well-known (and likewise misunderstood) ideas of his philosophy, including those of the Ubermensch ("overman" or "superman") and the "will to power." Though this is essentially a work of philosophy, it is also a masterpiece of literature. The book is a combination of prose and poetry, including epigrams, dithyrambs, and parodies as well as sections of pure poetry. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
Pathetic experience, I finally did not get the right book, we had asked; I had complained to Amazing n and Bookworm team as well, finally the Bookworm did not respond...Published 7 days ago by Ravindra Desai
The story of the madman originated in this highly philosophical book! the ideas of the crazy philosopher is a great revelation among the traditionalists and conservatives who... Read morePublished 28 days ago by William Williams
a very dramatic and insightful account of a different point of viewPublished 1 month ago by Frederick Mazie
I am not commenting on this translation but I may buy it.
However, the work is one of the most thought provoking relentlessly well written works produced by the human mind. Read more