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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (also translated as Thus Spake Zarathustra) is a philosophical novel by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche , composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885. Much of the work deals with ideas such as the "eternal recurrence of the same", the parable on the "death of God ", and the "prophecy" of the Übermensch, which were fir ...more
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Published March 30th 1978 by Penguin Books (first published 1883)
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Clint
It's like Jesus, but cooler.
Shawn
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 readers (like Machiavelli) because he went insane. This I HAD to read. It was my first encounter with existential thought, a stinging critique of the very nature of values and belief. The events in the book are more like ...more
بثينة العيسى

في قراءتي الأولى للكتاب خلال سنوات الجامعة كنتُ أبحث عن دهشة اللغة على ما يبدو. في قراءتي هذه كنتُ أبحث عن فكر نيتشه. يحسب له - قطعاً - سعيه الدؤوب نحو قلقلة وهدم والتشكيك في كل شيء، ويحسب له أيضاً حبه للتجاوز وتأكيده على ضرورة تفوق الإنسان على نفسه، إلا أن ..

المنهج الذي يقترحه من أجل وصول الإنسان الحالي إلى الإنسان الأعلى مبنية على سحق الآخر / الضعيف، وضرورة موته. الناس كلهم " رعاع " في نظر زرادشت نيتشه، وينبغي أن يمضون إلى حتفهم لأجل أن يكونوا جسراً للآتين. الفكر ذاته الذي كرسته محارق الهولوكو
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Szplug
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 quotes. Since I've not a single review by Friedrich N. at this place, I thought, in lieu of anything more insightful or intelligent, to copy those notes out below, verbatim. And after having done so, I'm not quite sure what I
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مؤيد المزين
يووووووووووووووه يوه يوه يوه ،، سأرقص ، إنه وقت الرقص والرقص والرقص
هل تتوقعون أن زرادشت نيتشه ، سيهتم بالتقييم والتعليق هنا ، لا لا لا أظن إطلاقا ،، فلهُ مخرجه
ولكنّه لو رآني وحروفي نرقص ، لأقبل ملتويا على رأسه راقصا ،، :)))))))))))))) ٠

تجربة رائعة ، إعراجية ، أستمتعت بالقراءة وإرادة القرآءة لهذاالزرادشت من ترجمتين ، الأولى علي مصباح ، والأخرى لفليكس فارس ٠
بابٌ هُنا وبابٌ هُناك ، مُحاولاً فكّ الرموز والتشبيهات تارة ، مُندهشاً أُخرى ، مُسرّحا ثالثة ، مصفوقاً كثيرا
تجربة ممتعة
الكتاب -بإختصار- مركز إ
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Aubrey
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 whose inherent lack of context made me like him more than I do now. I still love many of his phrases as much as I did before, but if we ever met, we would not like each other at all.

Despite that muddle, I am grateful
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Riku Sayuj
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 has read this help me out? Is the second half of the book just plain abstruse or was it just me?
Katie Muffett
Apr 17, 2008 Katie Muffett rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who feels they should read Nietszche but are turned off by his other books
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ياسمين ثابت



بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

اول حاجة عاوزة اقولها اني حاسة اني حاموت من السعادة اني خلصت الكتاب ده....اول مرة اسعد اني خلصت من كتاب بالشكل ده والله فرحة اللي طلع من سجن

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الجملة دي بتعبر تماما عن شعوري تجاه زرادشت


تاني حاجة انا كنت بدأت الاول بترجمة الحج علي مصباح وفوجئت ان اول 30 صفحة من الكتاب نوع من انواع الردح للمترجم اللي قبليه اللي هو فليكيس فارس وكم غريب من الغل والحقد الدفين في مقدمة الكتاب تجاه المترجم ده بالذات وبعدين لط المترجمين العرب كلهم في الشتيمة....استغربت جدا وبامانة تقززت من علي مصباح..
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Emma
I know my fate. One day, there will be associated with my name the recollection of something frightful - of a crisis like no other before on earth, of the profoundest collision of conscience, of a decision evoked against everything that until then had been believed in, demanded, sanctified. I am not a man. I am dynamite.

(The above is Nietzsche's view of himself from the concluding chapter of Ecce Homo).

I know I bitch about the iconoclastic Nietzsche, the l'enfant terrible of philosophy, but I
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Salma
الكتاب جميل جدا...0
و جماله أنه رمزي و كلٌ يفهم منه ما يُخاطب شيئا فيه...0

قرأته قبل عدة سنوات و كان منعطفا في حياتي... قرأت فيه الكثير من نفسي حينها، حين كنت أشعر بالحيرة...0
و حين قلت للأستاذ الذي نصحني بقراءته بأني وجدته رائعا و لكني لست متأكدة إن كنتُ فهمت ما أراد لنا نيتشة أن نفهمه، فأجابني بأن لا يهم ما أراد نيتشة المهم ما فهمته أنا...0

قرأت أن البعض يخرج من بعد قراءته و قد فقد إيمانه، لا أدري كيف يُفهم من كتاب كهذا التجديف؟!؟ 0
شخصيا حين قرأته ازددت إيمانا و امتنانا...0
وجدت أن ما يقتله هذا الك
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Miquixote
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 Übermensch. Nietzsche himself claims it is "the deepest book ever written". (he wasn’t one prone to humility…)

A fictionalized prophet descends from his recluse to mankind, Zarathustra, and turns traditional morality on its
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John Kulm


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, but laughter was one of the primary themes here. This book isn’t just a collection of a philosopher’s wisdom. Nietzsche journeyed deep inside himself for his writing – so deep that he lost his own sanity and ultimately couldn’t agai
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Mr.
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 reading philosophy. In the prologue, Nietzsche describes Zarathustra's isolation in the mountains and his intention to descend so that he can teach mankind. Zarathustra proclaims that God is dead and the overman, the s ...more
Jeremy

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 of birds, and a man stepped out of the air. He seemed warm and old but young enough to be butchered, as is the fate of unproductive sheep. And the man spoke: ‘I know you, Zarathustra; you are one who goes both after and befor
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Fahad
هكذا تكلم زرادشت

قرأ كتاب نيتشه الأشهر هذا بترجمة محمد الناجي الصادرة عن دار (أفريقيا الشرق)، وهي برأيي ترجمة ممتازة، أفضل من ترجمتي فليكس فارس وعلي مصباح.

سيجد قراء الفلسفة هذا الكتاب غريباً، وكأنه مكتوب بقلم رجل دين لا فيلسوف، ربما لهذا كان يسمى بالإنجيل الخامس، وما أكثر الأناجيل الجديدة!!

في هذا الكتاب يطلعنا نيتشه على فلسفته حول الإنسان الأسمى والعود الأبدي والأخلاق، وكل الفلسفة النيتشوية التي صرنا نعرفها حتى قبل أن نقرأ نيتشه، أفكار نيتشه فارقة ومؤثرة مهما اختلفنا معها، ومهما رأينا فيها قسو
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Katy
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 protagonist a fictionalized Zarathustra. A central irony of the text is that Nietzsche mimics the style of the Bible in order to present ideas which fundamentally oppose Christian and Jewish morality and tradition.

The o
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سوسن صالح
هكذا تكلم زرادشت:
*|هي رواية فلسفية للفيلسوف الألماني فريدريك نيتشه، تتألف من أربعة أجزاء، تتكون من سلسلة من الخطب التي تسلط الضوء على تأملات زرادشت. وقدم نيتشه في كتابه الفضائل الإنسانية كما يراها إلا أنه أخذ عليه تمجيده للقوة حيث يعد نيتشه من أوائل من صاغوا نظرية "الرجل الخارق".

لم زرادشت يعتبر كتابه «هكذا تكلم زرادشت» 1883 من اشهر كتبه، بل والأعظم من بينها. فقد كتبه بأسلوب ادبي ـ نقدي رفيع المستوى، جمع بين النثر والشعر والموسيقى، وصاغ فيه افكاره «الجهنمية» وصور نموذج الانسان المتفوق، الخارق للع
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Joshua Nomen-Mutatio
Sep 18, 2009 Joshua Nomen-Mutatio rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People That Have Already Read A Substantial Amount Of Nietzsche's Other Work
"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, all entangled, ensnared, enamored--oh then you loved the world. Eternal ones, love it eternally and evermore; and to woe too, you say: go, but return! For all joy wants--eternity."

Someday I'm going to go through m
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Saman
زرتشت با ما زنان نيز سخن بسيار گفته است. اما از زنان با ما هيچ نگفته است
و من او را پاسخ گفتم: از زنان تنها با مردان سخن بايد گفت
او گفت: با من از زنان بگوي. من چندان پير هستم كه همان دم فراموش كنم
و من درخواست پيرزنك را بجاي آوردم و با او چنين گفتم: همه چيز زن معماست و همه چيزش را يك راه گشودن است كه نام‌اش آبستني‌ست
مرد راستين خواهان دو چيز است: خطر و بازي. از اين رو زن را همچون خطرناك‌ترين بازيچه مي‌خواهد
مرد را از زن هراس بايد آن‌گاه كه زن عاشق است. چه آن‌گاه است كه زن همه چيز را فدا مي‌كند و هيچ
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Vincent Flock
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: Kaufmann's translation of Goethe's Faust is also one of the best you will find for that work.

As for the work itself, what can I possibly say that has not already been written in praise of this epic? The criticism one m
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Rakhi Dalal
I didn't have the heart to go through it. I apologize, Nietzsche, but you don't interest me anymore.
Chris
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 the Old Testament prophets lamenting society’s turning away from the truth, and he preaches and raves like a prophet too. His message is a bit different, enjoining his listeners to turn away from a traditional notion of God a ...more
Mark
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 Nietzsche's works, I enjoy them most when he centers them around his "ideal man" concept. "Thus Spoke" doesn't seem to be one of those. Simply put, the sections are short situational stories concerning Zarathustra and d ...more
Nathan
Apr 08, 2011 Nathan added it
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 "what the !@#$ did I just read." Call me a philistine, but I got nothing out of this book and it seems to me that the whirlwinds of hype surrounding Nietzsche could be a case of literary "emperors new clothes." Th ...more
Mashael Alamri
قرأته من مدة طويله لكنني لم أكتب عنه لأنه يقرأ من أجل التأمل فقط , كتاب يحكي عن نفسه وكما ذُكر عنه ( أنجيل خامس ) مليئ بالمواعظ و البحث عن الحقيقة التائهه بلغة جميلة وشاعرية , عبر نيتشه عن معنى الحيرة في كتابه بشكل مذهل صحيح أنني شعرت في بعض الأجزاء أنني تائهة ( جداً ) لكنني في مواضع أخرى فهمتني أكثر , كتب ضخم بدأ بمقدمة المترجم التي أعتبرها ( مملة ) جداً اخرجتني من حماسي للكتاب حتى قبل أن أبدء به وأحتجت إلى أيام كثيرة حتى أعود ( للمود ) المفترض حين قرآءة نيتشه

وأخيراً " هكذا تكلم زرادشت " رائع
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Ahmad Sharabiani
ای انسان! هشدار! نیم شب ژرف چه می گوید؟
خفته بودم، خفته بودم، از خواب ژرف برخاسته ام
جهان ژرف است، ژرفتر از آن که روز گمان کرده است. رنج آن ژرف است، لذت، ژرفتر از محنت. رنج میگوید: گم شو! اما هر لذتی جاودانگی می خواهد، جاودانگی ژرف ژرف را! ترجیع بند زرتشت
Giorgi
May 12, 2012 Giorgi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: +18
it is impossible to experience this book and sustaine identity
Jarod Kintz
Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a difficult book to read, particularly if you are asleep. But I wasn't asleep, I was only pretending to be asleep! You know, to take advantage of those who claim to be awake.

Channeling his inner Christ, Socrates, and Orafoura, Nietzsche gave voice to a mute mystic named Zarathustra. Chronicling his spiritual development and preemptively establishing the modern notion of postmodern ennui and apathy that accompanies everyone being at once anonymous and also mentally famo
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Matthew
I'm sure it's very banal of me to point out how the bulk of this work is a contradiction of Neitzsche's main premise, but what he mostly seems to me to be saying is, 'Think for yourself, be original, be a maverick, and thou shalt do so in precisely thus & such a way. That way you can sacrifice yourself and your own aspirations to the possibility that somebody else in the future might become the Superman.' That criticism notwithstanding, there are a lot of ideas in the book worth mulling over ...more
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