Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None

Friedrich NIETZSCHE (1844 - 1900), translated by Thomas COMMON (1850 - 1919)

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)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy, Psychology

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Zarathustra's Prologue Chris Masterson
00:35:29
Play 01 Part 1: I. The Three Metamorphoses Seth Woodworth
00:05:20
Play 02 Part 1: II. The Academic Chairs of Virtue Chris Masterson
00:06:27
Play 03 Part 1: III. Backworldsmen Chris Masterson
00:07:58
Play 04 Part 1: IV. The Despisers of the Body Chris Masterson
00:05:04
Play 05 Part 1: V. Joys and Passions Chris Masterson
00:04:31
Play 06 Part 1: VI. The Pale Criminal Connor Riley
00:04:39
Play 07 Part 1: VII. Reading and Writing Connor Riley
00:03:23
Play 08 Part 1: VIII. The Tree on the Hill Kirsten Ferreri
00:05:26
Play 09 Part 1: IX. The Preachers of Death Connor Riley
00:03:30
Play 10 Part 1: X. War and Warriors Kirsten Ferreri
00:03:40
Play 11 Part 1: XI. The New Idol Kirsten Ferreri
00:05:34
Play 12 Part 1: XII. The Flies in the Market-place Connor Riley
00:05:52
Play 13 Part 1: XIII. Chastity Connor Riley
00:02:21
Play 14 Part 1: XIV. The Friend Gesine
00:05:13
Play 15 Part 1: XV. The Thousand and One Goals Kirsten Ferreri
00:05:11
Play 16 Part 1: XVI. Neighbour-Love Chris Masterson
00:04:21
Play 17 Part 1: XVII. The Way of the Creating One Chris Masterson
00:07:06
Play 18 Part 1: XVIII. Old and Young Women Chris Masterson
00:05:52
Play 19 Part 1: XIX. The Bite of the Adder GerryR
00:05:08
Play 20 Part 1: XX. Child and Marriage Kirsten Ferreri
00:04:09
Play 21 Part 1: XXI. Voluntary Death GerryR
00:07:41
Play 22 Part 1: XXII. The Bestowing Virtue GerryR
00:13:49
Play 23 Part 2: XXIII. The Child with the Mirror Geoff Dugwyler
00:06:00
Play 24 Part 2: XXIV. In the Happy Isles Geoff Dugwyler
00:06:32
Play 25 Part 2: XXV. The Pitiful Geoff Dugwyler
00:06:54
Play 26 Part 2: XXVI. The Priests Geoff Dugwyler
00:06:06
Play 27 Part 2: XXVII. The Virtuous Geoff Dugwyler
00:07:23
Play 28 Part 2: XXVIII. The Rabble Geoff Dugwyler
00:06:25
Play 29 Part 2: XXIX. The Tarantulas Geoff Dugwyler
00:07:36
Play 30 Part 2: XXX. The Famous Wise Ones Geoff Dugwyler
00:06:35
Play 31 Part 2: XXXI. The Night-Song Geoff Dugwyler
00:04:45
Play 32 Part 2: XXXII. The Dance-Song Geoff Dugwyler
00:05:50
Play 33 Part 2: XXXIII. The Grave-Song Geoff Dugwyler
00:07:35
Play 34 Part 2: XXXIV. Self-Surpassing Geoff Dugwyler
00:08:04
Play 35 Part 2: XXXV. The Sublime Ones Geoff Dugwyler
00:05:54
Play 36 Part 2: XXXVI. The Land of Culture Geoff Dugwyler
00:06:04
Play 37 Part 2: XXXVII. Immaculate Perception Geoff Dugwyler
00:06:28
Play 38 Part 2: XXXVIII. Scholars Geoff Dugwyler
00:04:26
Play 39 Part 2: XXXIX. Poets Geoff Dugwyler
00:07:17
Play 40 Part 2: XL. Great Events Geoff Dugwyler
00:08:32
Play 41 Part 2: XLI. The Soothsayer Geoff Dugwyler
00:09:55
Play 42 Part 2: XLII. Redemption Geoff Dugwyler
00:12:49
Play 43 Part 2: XLIII. Manly Prudence Geoff Dugwyler
00:07:28
Play 44 Part 2: XLIV. The Stillest Hour Geoff Dugwyler
00:09:16
Play 45 Part 3: XLV. The Wanderer Gesine
00:09:20
Play 46 Part 3: XLVI. The Vision and the Enigma Gesine
00:14:06
Play 47 Part 3: XLVII. Involuntary Bliss Dromiceius
00:08:21
Play 48 Part 3: XLVIII. Before Sunrise Gesine
00:07:51
Play 49 Part 3: XLIX. The Bedwarfing Virtue Gesine
00:12:57
Play 50 Part 3: L. On the Olive-Mount Jordan Schneider
00:07:51
Play 51 Part 3: LI. On Passing-by Jordan Schneider
00:07:27
Play 52 Part 3: LII. The Apostates Jc Guan
00:12:29
Play 53 Part 3: LIII. The Return Home Jc Guan
00:12:08
Play 54 Part 3: LIV. The Three Evil Things Jc Guan
00:15:11
Play 55 Part 3: LV. The Spirit of Gravity TimSC
00:10:44
Play 56 Part 3: LVI. Old and New Tables TimSC
00:44:45
Play 57 Part 3: LVII. The Convalescent TimSC
00:16:13
Play 58 Part 3: LVIII. The Great Longing TimSC
00:07:22
Play 59 Part 3: LIX. The Second Dance-Song TimSC
00:08:48
Play 60 Part 3: LX. The Seven Seals TimSC
00:08:00
Play 61 Part 4: LXI. The Honey Sacrifice D.E. Wittkower
00:11:46
Play 62 Part 4: LXII. The Cry of Distress D.E. Wittkower
00:09:54
Play 63 Part 4: LXIII. Talk with the Kings D.E. Wittkower
00:10:26
Play 64 Part 4: LXIV. The Leech D.E. Wittkower
00:09:24
Play 65 Part 4: LXV. The Magician D.E. Wittkower
00:14:47
Play 66 Part 4: LXVI. Out of Service D.E. Wittkower
00:13:37
Play 67 Part 4: LXVII. The Ugliest Man Ashwin Jain
00:14:43
Play 68 Part 4: LXVIII. The Voluntary Beggar Ashwin Jain
00:13:47
Play 69 Part 4: LXIX. The Shadow Ashwin Jain
00:09:57
Play 70 Part 4: LXX. Noon-Tide Ashwin Jain
00:08:54
Play 71 Part 4: LXXI. The Greeting Ashwin Jain
00:15:58
Play 72 Part 4: LXXII. The Supper Ashwin Jain
00:06:38
Play 73 Part 4: LXIII. The Higher Man Ashwin Jain
00:26:29
Play 74 Part 4: LXXIV. The Song of Melancholy Leon Mire
00:08:55
Play 75 Part 4: LXXV. Science Leon Mire
00:08:02
Play 76 Part 4: LXXVI. Among Daughters of the Desert Leon Mire
00:10:11
Play 77 Part 4: LXXVII. The Awakening The Purple Poodle
00:07:48
Play 78 Part 4: LXXVIII. The Ass-Festival GerryR
00:10:03
Play 79 Part 4: LXXIX. The Drunken Song TimSC
00:20:24
Play 80 Part 4: LXXX. The Sign TimSC
00:08:32