Afterword: For Further Exploration

There is no substitute for your own first-hand encounter with Nietzsche's books, preferably in chronological order:

Among the vast literature on Nietzsche's life and thought, I have found the following to be especially insightful: When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin Yalom; Nietzsche in Turin by Leslie Chamberlain; Nietzsche: The Ethics of an Immoralist by Peter Berkowitz; Pious Nietzsche by Bruce Ellis Benson; and Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by RĂ¼diger Safranski.

Songs of Zarathustra is the second volume in a six-movement suite of books I'm writing on the art of living:

  1. The Tao of Roark: Variations on a Theme from Ayn Rand
  2. Songs of Zarathustra: Poetic Perspectives on Nietzsche's Philosophy of Life
  3. A Worthy Life: The Essence of Aristotle's Ethics
  4. The Upland Farm: Thoreau on Cultivating a Better Life
  5. Letters on Happiness: An Epicurean Dialogue
  6. Journey to the East: A Novel of Ancient Skepticism

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