Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
The Gay Science: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs Mass Market Paperback – January 12, 1974
|New from||Used from|
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
"[This book] mirrors all of Nietzsche's thought and could be related in hundreds of ways to his other books, his notes, and his letters. And yet it is complete in itself. For it is a work of art."
-- Walter Kaufmann in the Introduction
Text: English, German (translation)
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
EDITED IN OCTOBER 2015: As of THIS date, you can get a Kindle version of the Kaufmann translation for 11.99. A bit pricey for a Kindle reissue, but still worth it (and it may come down sometimes). If you are not seeing that version on the page where you read this review, do another search in the Kindle department, just searching for "Kaufmann," nothing else, and you should find it; you may have to go through a few pages. Price and accessibility may change in the future, of course.
I love and read all of Freddie's work, but TGS is his summum bonum. It takes several re-reads to be able to grasp it, so if you are looking to get up and close with philosophy, this is it!!
And now some buffoonery from yours trulery.
Down Going Limerick
Zarathustra is now down going
And so he speaks in rhyme:
The madman said, "God is dead.
Where is he? Is it we who killed a lie?"
Now I Exhort You to Love What is Most Distant, to
Dionysus Against the Crucified.
Burn Your Ships and move to Inland Deserts
Onward--To the Great Noontide,
For The Twilight of the Idols Approaches,
And The Overman's Time is Well Nigh.
At Last Behold the Higher Man--
Whom With Hammer Doth Philosophize:
"You yourself are this Will to Power,
and nothing else besides!"
Now Completely Drunk With Laugher,
And Unafraid to Die
The Higher Man Declares: Amor Fati!
Finally Dionysus Will Fly!
Thus Spoke Zarathustra in His Down Going
Of the Innocence of Becoming from on High.
"Together, Apollo and Dionysus unite
Against the Crucified."
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
The Sorcerer unpursed his lips
laying his flute beside him, and sighed.
This is a good book if you are interested in 17th and 18th century and even modern philosophy, humanities or eye opening reading. Nietzsche is a philosopher among many.. ahead of his times. Much like Galileo, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, Anton LaVey.. Nietzsche's writings seem to push on beliefs that society are afraid to accept as true. Now today we begin to accept these views as science and rational though progresses...
There is nothing that you can do, Nietzsche's ideas are climbing out of the falsehoods that society has bound us by.. slowly, and slowly, as everything tends to unfold.. And they shiver, hoping that we as a society will not be able to open our eyes.