Thus Spake Zarathustra
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One of the great German philosopher Fredric Nietzsche's signature works, Thus Spake Zarathustra offers a radical revisionist theory of the universe. Zarathustra is a wandering prophet, offering his earth-shattering theories on the nature of time, the existence of God, and humanity's fate. Here we find a mythical embodiment of some of Nietzsche's wildest and most controversial ideas, among them eternal recurrence of events in history and the noble man's obligation to rise above the mediocrity of the world. By no means a simple or straightforward work, this text asks even the most modern of readers to open their minds to a bold vision that challenges the assumptions that seem to hold Western culture together.
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When Zarathustra was thirty years old, he left his home and the lake of his home, and went into the mountains. There he enjoyed his spirit and solitude, and for ten years did not weary of it. But at last his heart changed,--and rising one morning with the ...
Reviewed by lpaulow on Oct 11, 2009
A bit obtuse :)
I read this as great poetry/lit, rather than as heresy. Brilliant writing, great insights into human nature. Very complex and hard to understand at times.
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