Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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Title:Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Author:Friedrich Nietzsche
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Genres:Philosophy
ISBN:Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:327 pages pages

Thus Spoke Zarathustra Reviews

  • Geoff
    Jul 08, 2015
    I read this when I was in my late teens; therefore, I have never read it, it is to be read by me now that I more capable of reading and thinking... ...
  • Clint
    Aug 22, 2007
    It's like Jesus, but cooler. ...
  • Vincent Flock
    Jan 23, 2008
    Though I doubt that I could read the German version as easily as I once could, I still much prefer it to the translations. If you must read a translation, make it the Walter Kaufmann version, which is, in any case, easiest to find beyond being the best that I have seen. Side note: Kauf...
  • Katie Muffett
    Feb 18, 2008
    While this book will sadly always be bogged down in Nietzsche's unresolved and immature childhood angst, his poetic brilliance is...well, brilliant. The real stride of Zarathustra lies more at the beginning, with the prophet's existence rather petering out toward the end, rather th...
  • Mark
    Jun 20, 2009
    Nietzsche tends to be one of those philosophers that readers either really like (the literary crowd who reads the occasional philosopher) or really don't like (the philosophy crowd who reads the occasional novelist). I suppose I am one of the latter. While I enjoy reading some of Nietz...
  • Shawn
    May 10, 2008
    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 categorization or genre, time or place. I was warned that Nietzsche was dangerous for young reader...
  • Nathan
    Apr 08, 2011
    After years of hearing about Nietzsche's contributions to western philosophical culture, and after reading countless texts that referenced, examined or quoted him, I finally decided to tackle one of his books in full. But now, having done so the only honest reaction that I can offer is...
  • Joshua Nomen-Mutatio
    Aug 21, 2008
    "Have you ever said Yes to a single joy? O my friends, then you have said Yes too to all woe. All things are entangled, ensnared, enamored; if ever you wanted one thing twice, if ever you said, "You please me, happiness! Abide moment!" then you wanted all back. All anew, all eternally,...
  • Mr.
    Oct 07, 2008
    Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains one of the most powerful and cryptic tomes in the history western thought. Is this a work of philosophy or poetry? Due to the immense power of Nietzsche's writing, it remains highly readable, even for those who are not usually comfortable read...
  • Kyle Wright
    Nov 18, 2008
    Zarathustra, the character through which Nietzsche vicariously spews forth his world-view, is a pompous, narcissistic, ego maniac that is so obsessed with how right he is, he can't see just how terribly wrong he ends up being. Nietzsche constantly contradicts himself, uses poor logic a...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Feb 04, 2011
    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 another two reading or so... maybe with a different translation... ? Can anyone who ...
  • John Kulm
    Apr 03, 2010
    I haven?t been able to sincerely laugh in a long, long time. This book gave me what I needed: a logical basis for accepting laughter into my life again. I didn?t expect the intuitive introvert atheistic existentialist Nietzsche to have anything to say about laughter, bu...
  • Szplug
    Apr 25, 2013
    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, deeming Nietzsche a pretty smart guy, I scribbled down a bunch of notes and ...
  • Chris
    Sep 24, 2009
    This is one of my top 3 favorite books of all time. It?s a story, it?s a sermon, it?s poetry, it?s philosophy. It seems heavy reading at first, but it grows progressively easier once you get used to his language and ideas. Zarathustra?s style is Biblical, almost like one of t...
  • Michael
    Jul 28, 2014
    250118 later later addition: rereading a book comparing nietzsche and buddhism 221016 / 301112 which suggests he begins, follows, similar conception of general culture (of nihilist attitudes) that are prejudiced in favour of being (concept/illusion) over becoming (as evident reality/no...
  • Aubrey
    Feb 25, 2012
    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 which I vehemently do not. I've been accumulating quotes of his for five years now, quotes w...
  • Miquixote
    Dec 16, 2010
    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 the same", also the parable on the "death of God", and the "prophecy" of the berm...
  • Katy
    Jun 06, 2011
    Please note: Read in 2007 from an on-line edition for personal research and edification. Reactions to it are my own. Annotated Synopsis: Described by Nietzsche himself as "the deepest ever written", the book is a dense and esoteric treatise on philosophy and morality, featuring as p...
  • David Sarkies
    Feb 20, 2014
    The Evolution of Humanity 5 March 2014 It is from this book that one comes across the ideas that Fredrick Nietzsche is particularly famous for, that being the concept of the ubermensch and will to power as well as the idea that when one gazes into the abyss the abyss gazes into yo...
  • Jeremy
    Jul 23, 2011
    Of the Modern Reader So Zarathustra dwelt among the trees, in the musty flat spaces where the air was stifling, and his breath was shallow; his face set grim; and his body ached, ached as if he had been run upon by a multitude. And he had. There was a wind and a fluttering as o...
  • Giorgi
    Oct 25, 2011
    it is impossible to "experience" this book and preserve your identity. ...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Jul 07, 2019
    I honestly don?t know what to think about this I feel like I?m breaking most of the Ten Commandments Reading this book. Unclean, unclean ...
  • Ross Blocher
    Dec 20, 2018
    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 midden pile of Nietzsche's impenetrable poetry and prose that almost make it worth the effo...
  • Luís C.
    Sep 28, 2014
    Friedrich Nietzsche establishes in his best-known book the bridge of man with his primary nature. More than a parody of the metaphysical imagery, the book states that man has undergone to an abstract force, invisible. Zarathustra reveals to man that life is ruled by chance and that the...
  • Ram Alsrougi
    Dec 07, 2018
    Great, almost practical application, that it's almost possible to apply it even in today's society. Nietzsche's courage, creativity, and passion in this work make him enchant. However, while reading; I had to repeat many chapters twice because of his kind of strange and blunt language!...
  • Sidharth Vardhan
    Aug 28, 2019
    Get a life, Nietzsche ...
  • Mεδ Rεδħα
    Dec 08, 2018
    Back cover - Thus spoke Zarathustra is a masterful philosophical work. It has upset the thinking of the West. "Nietzsche demolishes, he undermines," said Gide. He definitely puts the man in question. Poet-prophet, Zarathustra retires into the mountain and returns among the men to talk ...
  • Catherine
    Aug 17, 2018
    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 prophet, emerges from his 10-year solitude and exclaims that God has died, he doesn?...
  • Adam
    Aug 08, 2018
    Absolutely fucking based. ...
  • Veronica
    Jun 09, 2018
    Nietzsche, like many great thinkers, contradicts himself enormously. He writes that the mob is "innocently crooked, it always lies" and that "nothing is more valuable and rare today than honesty." But we are told earlier on by a murmuring dwarf that "everything straight lies...all trut...