The Resource Thus spake Zarathustra : a book for all and none, Friedrich Nietzsche ; new translation from German by Thomas Wayne

Thus spake Zarathustra : a book for all and none, Friedrich Nietzsche ; new translation from German by Thomas Wayne

Label
Thus spake Zarathustra : a book for all and none
Title
Thus spake Zarathustra
Title remainder
a book for all and none
Statement of responsibility
Friedrich Nietzsche ; new translation from German by Thomas Wayne
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Zarathustra was Nietzsche's masterpiece, the first comprehensive statement of his mature philosophy, and the introduction of his influential and well-known (and misunderstood) ideas including the "overman" or "superman" and the "will to power." It is also the source of Nietzsche's famous (and much misconstrued) statement that "God is dead." Though this is essentially a work of philosophy, it is also a masterpiece of literature, a cross between prose and poetry. A considerable part and parcel of Nietzsche's genius is his ability to make his language dance, and this is what becomes extraordinarily difficult to translate. It has been almost 40 years since Hollingdale's version for Penguin and almost 50 since Kaufmann's. However, anyone who appreciates the German original knows that these translations are merely adequate. While earlier translators have smoothed out the rough edges, cut corners and sometimes omitted troublesome passages outright, this one honors and respects the original as no other. Kaufmann and others are guilty of the deplorable tendency to "improve" on the original. Much is lost by this means, to say nothing of the interior rhythms, the grace notes, the not always graceful but omnipresent and striking puns and wordplays. And in not a few instances the current translation improves on Kaufmann's use of English or otherwise clarifies what Nietzsche is really saying
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
193
Index
no index present
LC call number
B3313.A43
LC item number
E5 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Classics series
Label
Thus spake Zarathustra : a book for all and none, Friedrich Nietzsche ; new translation from German by Thomas Wayne
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52587001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780875862101
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28033759
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52587001
  • acaebk0875862098

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