A Notting Hill Editions Paperback Original. In Thus Spake Zarathustra, Nietzsche’s infamous protagonist sets off on a grand and noble quest to find meaning in a secular world and to live joyfully alongside the knowledge of death. Radical, uncategorisable, contradictory and often humorous, Thus Spake Zarathustra is a grand celebration of human existence by one of the most influential thinkers of the past two centuries.Read more
It is often said that poetry is what is lost in translation. Given that Michael Hulse is both a major poet and one of the great translators of German literature, it is not surprising that he has done full justice to Thus Spake Zarathustra’
A crystalline translation of a work that many regard as Nietzsche’s greatest, yet whose elusively extravagant style has often baffled, indeed repelled, Anglophones. The poet Michael Hulse renders the complexity of Nietzsche’s prose-poem – its dramatic claims, its mystical power, and its philosophical richness – in spellbinding language.
As in his poetry, all the words feel new-minted and authentic, full of energy and understanding. As Zarathustra says, “The self is always listening and seeking”: reading this version of his story is like seeing the colours of an Old Master for the first time.