Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

This philosophical novel explores the idea of the Übermensch, or "Overman," a superior human being who has achieved self-mastery and created personal meaning in life. The protagonist, Zarathustra, descends from his solitary life in the mountains to share his wisdom with humanity. Through a series of speeches and encounters, he challenges traditional beliefs about good, evil, truth, and religion, and advocates for the transcendence of man into a higher form of existence. The book is noted for its critique of morality, its poetic and often cryptic language, and its exploration of complex philosophical concepts.

The 282nd greatest book of all time


Published
1883
Nationality
German
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
300-500
Words
64,000
Original Language
German

If you're interested in seeing the ranking details on this book go here

This book is on the following 14 lists: