The Antichrist

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
Translated by H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, Ecce Homo, The Antichrist is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be accepted as a statement of some of his most salient ideas in their final form. Of all Nietzsche’s books, The Antichrist comes nearest to conventionality in form. It presents a connected argument with very few interludes, and has a beginning, a middle and an end. The reason to listen to this version is that H.L. Mencken, the famous journalist, turned Nietzsche's German into such direct, plain-spoken American English that it puts the haranguing philosopher right up in your face.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Atheism & Agnosticism

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction by HL Mencken Judy Bieber
Play 02 Author's Preface ML Cohen
Play 03 1-19 (Christianity, Theology, Kant) D.E. Wittkower
Play 04 20-26 (Buddhism, Jews) Kirsten Ferreri
Play 05 27-42 (Jesus) Judy Bieber
Play 06 43-47 (New Testament) Kirsten Ferreri
Play 07 48-53 (Old Testament) Kirsten Ferreri
Play 08 54-62 (Final rant) D.E. Wittkower