In the reception of Nietzsche's thought, a curious detail has gone substantially unnoticed: Why did Nietzsche choose Zarathustra as his prophet of the eternal recurrence of the same? The historical character known by that name was actually a prophet, but his message had nothing to do with the idea of a circular time. So why exactly him? I think the answer was found by the great novelist Thomas Mann, who placed a clue in his Doktor Faustus (whose protagonist was widely inspired by Nietzsche): In my essay, I argue that there are good reasons to believe that Zarathustra was a kind of “reply” to St. Augustine's De civitate Dei, book XXI, and that this so far neglected connection gives us an important key to many of Thus Spoke Zarathustra's symbols.
|Titolo:||Sopravvivere alla morte di Dio? Zarathustra, l'Anticristo e Faust|
|Titolo del periodico:||IDEE|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Numero e parte del fascicolo:||7-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|