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Thus Spoke Zarathustra | Study Guide

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Author

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Years Published

1883–85

Type

Novel

Genre

Philosophy

Perspective and Narrator

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is told in the third person by an omniscient narrator.

Tense

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

In Thus Spoke Zarathustra (also known as Thus Spake Zarathustra), the fictional Zarathustra is used to convey the philosophical theories of 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The character is, in part, based on the historical Iranian religious figure Zoroaster. The subtitle A Book For All and None indicates this book is for everyone, not just scholars. At the same time, American philosopher Leo Strauss suggests it is a profoundly private expression of Nietzsche's thoughts, "which as such are not communicable to anyone else and certainly not applicable by everyone else."

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