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Published: 15 January 2009

384 Pages

ISBN: 9780199537099

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra

A Book for Everyone and Nobody

Friedrich Nietzsche
Translated with an Introduction & Notes by Graham Parkes

Oxford World's Classics

  • The first new English translation of Nietzsche's most popular book for forty years.
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra addresses the problem of how to live a fulfilling life in the aftermath of 'the death of God' and it is a masterpiece of literature as well as philosophy, and has inspired composers as well as other writers.
  • Graham Parkes's translation is more accurate than previous versions, and is the first to retain the musicality of the original, by paying attention to the rhythms and cadences of the German.
  • The introduction examines the work's three most important philosophical ideas, the Overhuman, will to power, and eternal recurrence, the narrative of the book, its inspiration and its influence.
  • The notes situate the text with respect to the major texts and authors with which the work is in constant conversation and the edition is more fully annotated than any other version.