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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThus Spoke Zarathustra&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RFriedrich Nietzsche&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP&&RConsidered by many to be the most important philosopher of modern times, &&LSTRONG&&RFriedrich Nietzsche&&L/B&&R influenced twentieth-century ideas and culture more than almost any other thinker. His best-known book, &&LI&&RThus Spoke Zarathustra&&L/I&&R--published in four parts in the last two decades of the nineteenth century--is also his masterpiece, and represents the fullest expression of his ideas up to that time.&&L/P&&R&&LP&&RA unique combination of biblical oratory and playfulness, &&LI&&RThus Spoke Zarathustra&&L/I&&R chronicles the wanderings and teachings of the prophet Zarathustra, who descends from his mountain retreat to awaken the world to its new salvation. Do not accept, he counsels, what almost two thousand years of history have taught you to call evil. The Greeks knew better: Goodness for them was nobility, pride, and victory, not the Christian virtues of humility, meekness, poverty, and altruism. The existence of the human race is justified only by the exceptional among us--the "superman," whose self-mastery and strong "will to power" frees him from the common prejudices and assumptions of the day.&&L/P&&R&&LP&&RThese and other concepts in Zarathustra were later perverted by Nazi propagandists, but Nietzsche, a despiser of mass movements both political and religious, did not ask his readers for faith and obedience, but rather for critical reflection, courage, and independence.&&L/P&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R&&LSTRONG&&RKathleen M. Higgins&&L/B&&R and &&LSTRONG&&RRobert C. Solomon&&L/B&&R are both professors of philosophy at the University Texas at Austin. Together, they have written &&LI&&RWhat Nietzsche Really Said&&L/I&&R and &&LI&&RA Short History of Philosophy&&L/I&&R and co-edited &&LI&&RReading Nietzsche&&L/I&&R.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R.