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Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism.

Thus Spake Zarathustra (Also sprach Zarathustra), is a work 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 Overman, which were first introduced in The Gay Science. 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 the style of the Bible is used by Nietzsche to present ideas of his which fundamentally oppose Judaeo-Christian morality and tradition. (Summary from Wikipedia) (12 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Zarathustra's Prologue

35:29

Read by Chris Masterson

Part 1: I. The Three Metamorphoses

5:20

Read by Seth Woodworth

Part 1: II. The Academic Chairs of Virtue

6:27

Read by Chris Masterson

Part 1: III. Backworldsmen

7:58

Read by Chris Masterson

Part 1: IV. The Despisers of the Body

5:04

Read by Chris Masterson

Part 1: V. Joys and Passions

4:31

Read by Chris Masterson

Part 1: VI. The Pale Criminal

4:39

Read by Connor Riley

Part 1: VII. Reading and Writing

3:23

Read by Connor Riley

Part 1: VIII. The Tree on the Hill

5:26

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Part 1: IX. The Preachers of Death

3:30

Read by Connor Riley

Part 1: X. War and Warriors

3:40

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Part 1: XI. The New Idol

5:34

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Part 1: XII. The Flies in the Market-place

5:52

Read by Connor Riley

Part 1: XIII. Chastity

2:21

Read by Connor Riley

Part 1: XIV. The Friend

5:13

Read by Gesine

Part 1: XV. The Thousand and One Goals

5:11

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Part 1: XVI. Neighbour-Love

4:21

Read by Chris Masterson

Part 1: XVII. The Way of the Creating One

7:06

Read by Chris Masterson

Part 1: XVIII. Old and Young Women

5:52

Read by Chris Masterson

Part 1: XIX. The Bite of the Adder

5:08

Read by GerryR

Part 1: XX. Child and Marriage

4:09

Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Part 1: XXI. Voluntary Death

7:41

Read by GerryR

Part 1: XXII. The Bestowing Virtue

13:49

Read by GerryR

Part 2: XXIII. The Child with the Mirror

6:00

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXIV. In the Happy Isles

6:32

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXV. The Pitiful

6:54

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXVI. The Priests

6:06

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXVII. The Virtuous

7:23

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXVIII. The Rabble

6:25

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXIX. The Tarantulas

7:36

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXX. The Famous Wise Ones

6:35

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXXI. The Night-Song

4:45

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXXII. The Dance-Song

5:50

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXXIII. The Grave-Song

7:35

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXXIV. Self-Surpassing

8:04

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXXV. The Sublime Ones

5:54

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXXVI. The Land of Culture

6:04

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXXVII. Immaculate Perception

6:28

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXXVIII. Scholars

4:26

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XXXIX. Poets

7:17

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XL. Great Events

8:32

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XLI. The Soothsayer

9:55

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XLII. Redemption

12:49

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XLIII. Manly Prudence

7:28

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 2: XLIV. The Stillest Hour

9:16

Read by Geoff Dugwyler

Part 3: XLV. The Wanderer

9:20

Read by Gesine

Part 3: XLVI. The Vision and the Enigma

14:06

Read by Gesine

Part 3: XLVII. Involuntary Bliss

8:21

Read by Dromiceius

Part 3: XLVIII. Before Sunrise

7:51

Read by Gesine

Part 3: XLIX. The Bedwarfing Virtue

12:57

Read by Gesine

Part 3: L. On the Olive-Mount

7:51

Read by Jordan Schneider

Part 3: LI. On Passing-by

7:27

Read by Jordan Schneider

Part 3: LII. The Apostates

12:29

Read by Jc Guan

Part 3: LIII. The Return Home

12:08

Read by Jc Guan

Part 3: LIV. The Three Evil Things

15:11

Read by Jc Guan

Part 3: LV. The Spirit of Gravity

10:44

Read by TimSC

Part 3: LVI. Old and New Tables

44:45

Read by TimSC

Part 3: LVII. The Convalescent

16:13

Read by TimSC

Part 3: LVIII. The Great Longing

7:22

Read by TimSC

Part 3: LIX. The Second Dance-Song

8:48

Read by TimSC

Part 3: LX. The Seven Seals

8:00

Read by TimSC

Part 4: LXI. The Honey Sacrifice

11:46

Read by D.E. Wittkower

Part 4: LXII. The Cry of Distress

9:54

Read by D.E. Wittkower

Part 4: LXIII. Talk with the Kings

10:26

Read by D.E. Wittkower

Part 4: LXIV. The Leech

9:24

Read by D.E. Wittkower

Part 4: LXV. The Magician

14:47

Read by D.E. Wittkower

Part 4: LXVI. Out of Service

13:37

Read by D.E. Wittkower

Part 4: LXVII. The Ugliest Man

14:43

Read by Ashwin Jain

Part 4: LXVIII. The Voluntary Beggar

13:47

Read by Ashwin Jain

Part 4: LXIX. The Shadow

9:57

Read by Ashwin Jain

Part 4: LXX. Noon-Tide

8:54

Read by Ashwin Jain

Part 4: LXXI. The Greeting

15:58

Read by Ashwin Jain

Part 4: LXXII. The Supper

6:38

Read by Ashwin Jain

Part 4: LXIII. The Higher Man

26:29

Read by Ashwin Jain

Part 4: LXXIV. The Song of Melancholy

8:55

Read by Leon Mire

Part 4: LXXV. Science

8:02

Read by Leon Mire

Part 4: LXXVI. Among Daughters of the Desert

10:11

Read by Leon Mire

Part 4: LXXVII. The Awakening

7:48

Read by The Purple Poodle

Part 4: LXXVIII. The Ass-Festival

10:03

Read by GerryR

Part 4: LXXIX. The Drunken Song

20:24

Read by TimSC

Part 4: LXXX. The Sign

8:32

Read by TimSC

Bewertungen

Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra

(5 Sterne)

This was the last book i needed to read to complete the Nietzsche collection and it didn't disappoint. i guess it's time to move on to a new Philosopher.

Try this alt free audio version

(2 Sterne)

https://archive.org/details/Thus_Spake_Zarathustra_Audiobook

Great book, Most Volunteers Adept

(3 Sterne)

This book is very interesting, but there are three different speakers who are so grating that it almost made me stop. There is a man who seems to be reading as if he's doing a false voice in Involuntary bliss but thankfully reads only once, a woman reading Three Evil Things who is not a native speaker and mispronounced so many words that were meant to be emphasized in a powerful way that it was a total dis-service to the passage's meaning and the worst of the entire book, and the speaker for The Greeting and a few before it is not only a non-native speaker but I could hear horns, construction, birds, and even what seemed to be voices in the background. Somehow, all these noises are still not as problematic as the speakers misunderstanding of English cadence and, obviously, pronunciation. I appreciate what volunteers do for Librivox, but maybe it's best if you don't volunteer for complex subject matter when the most basic of language is still beyond you. Aside from these, 85% of the volunteers are delightful.

What does it all mean??!

(5 Sterne)

Thank thanks to all the volunteers who read this. This work is a treasure trove of wisdom and thanks to Librivox, long trips in the car have become a lot more engaging. Nietzsche is like a Western Confucius. Compare the ideas and symbols in this novel with those of Twilight of the Idols, Beyond Good and Evil, and the Will to Power and common threads starr becoming apparent.

Mixed

(4,5 Sterne)

Mixed quality of readers, some with background street noise, or poorly read, but generally acceptable. The importance of the work for Nietzsche studies and the quality of the work though make it indispensable.

A noble effort, but a few of the readers were hard to follow.

(2,5 Sterne)

Great

(5 Sterne)

Although some of the recordings had some annoyances overall good reading.