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Sep 19, ISBN Hollingdale in Penguin Classics. Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the Superman, the human embodiment of divinity, is his successor.
With blazing intensity and poetic brilliance, Nietzsche argues that the meaning of existence is not to be found in religious pieties or meek submission to authority, but in an all-powerful life force: passionate, chaotic and free.
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Frederich Nietzsche became the chair of classical philology at Basel University at the age of 24 until his bad health forced him to retire in He divorced himself from society until his final collapse in when he became insane. The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born in Prussia in After the death of his father, a Lutheran minister, Nietzsche was raised from the age of five by his mother in a household of women.
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Third, passages should be taken from each of the main segments; Prologue, Speeches and part 4. Finally, at least one passage should be taken from one of the seven songs in Zarathustra. When we look at how the six major translators of Zarathustra approached these passages, we find problems concerning proper editions and text; problems of consistency in translating the same word in the same way; problems preserving the punctuation, cadence, tone, and mood of the original; problems presented by Nietzsche's plays on words and by coinages; problems with an original text that contains a grammatical confusion; problems with difficult philosophical terms; problems in choosing the primary meaning of an ambiguous term; and others.
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Whom should be chosen as a major translator? This is a rather easy question to answer, since the English-only reader of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra has a remarkably small number of good translations to choose from. Alexander Tille's version has become, probably justifiably, almost extinct. The early twentieth-century translation by Thomas Common based in part on Tille's effort , featured as the Modern Library translation and used in the collected works, still may be found, but was largely supplanted by [End Page 60] Walter Kaufmann's translation in , published by Viking Press from until the present.
Hollingdale published his full translation in , which was frequently reprinted into the s. The Kaufmann and Hollingdale translations soar heads and tails above the quality of the Common translation by almost every standard. Clancy Martin published his translation in for Barnes and Noble Classics. He became well-known for criticizing Walter Kaufmann's translations for changing Nietzsche's punctuation, altering the meanings in the text, and "dampening metaphors.
As he admitted, Martin borrowed much from Common, Kaufmann, and Hollingdale, despite his criticisms of each. Also in Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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