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  1. My first encounter with Nietzsche was in ” Thus Spake Zarathustra.” Being, ahem, quite a child (and I was still far from 16 at that time), naturally, the book was perceived as a beautiful melodious fairy tale, without any understanding of line spacing. And then I read it again, at a much older age.

    So read what you like best. After all, if it falls down — then you will still reread it in a few years, look at everything through the prism of life experience, compare it with the previous one.

    This is the value of any work — remaining, in fact, an unchanging book, every year it turns to us with new facets.

    The only advice I can give you is that in addition to the works themselves, read about F. Nietzsche himself. Familiarity with the author is no less important, familiarity with his offspring and understanding in any way contributes.

  2. There is a funny, if you think about it, chronologically-cultural paradox. I belong to a generation that read Nietzsche before the Bible. And this paradox from my life cannot be removed.

    This is often the case with literature (and indeed with philosophy).: we first read Pushkin's The Prophet. And then-twenty years later-we find out that this is an arrangement of the prophet Isaiah.

    Apparently, you are from a different generation, but you will also have a hard time.

    If I'm right and you don't know the context, then start anywhere. Nietzsche is a principled a-taxonomist. There is no logical sequence of works, no logical form of “work”, no (except for a few works) integral composition. And this is also fundamental (you will see for yourself).

    You will still be projecting what you have read to date. And this is also correct.

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