A new translation by Michael Hulse
Introduced by Joanna Kavenna
A new translation of a seminal work by poet and acclaimed translator of W.G. Sebald, Goethe, Rilke, Herta Müller and Elfriede Jelinek.
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. In this new translation by Michael Hulse – the first in English by a poet – Zarathustra is revealed in all his bold and ironic splendour as a man who prizes self worth above all else as a moral code to live by. 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.