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 Übermensch, 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.

ISBN: 9781853267765

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This series of aphorisms, put into the mouth of Zarathustra, contains the kernel of Nietzche’s original thought. In it he states that “God is dead” and that Christianity is decadent and leads mankind into a slave morality concerned with the next life rather than this.

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Weight0.221 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

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Dewey

193 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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