Manolis Übermensch

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Übermensch

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Übermensch is derived from one of Nietzsche's most challenging and frequently misunderstood concepts, the Superman or Overman. Nietzsche's believed that we are capable of being better than we are, possessing more understanding, more compassion, greater wisdom and more awareness which allows humanism to fill the void left by the absence of God. As Virgil led Dante on his midlife journey, the Übermensch is our guide through modernity. Manolis has extended his range, celebrating the magnetic possibilities of the self in a narrative that takes us on an intellectual and spiritual journey. The poems possess a vitality of sensuous music in a sea of thought, kinetic and direct, imbued by rational compassion and mystic clarity. Übermensch is a reverie in the best traditions of poetry, a poetic sacrement from which the taste of language rises like honey oozing in the ear. With the Greek en face.

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Manolis is a Greek-Canadian poet and author. Born in the village of Kolibari on the island of Crete in 1947, he moved with his family at a young age to Thessaloniki and then to Athens, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences from the Panteion University of Athens. He emigrated to Vancouver in 1973, where he worked as an iron worker, train labourer, taxi driver, and stock broker, and studied English Literature at Simon Fraser University. He has written three novels and numerous collections of poetry, He now lives in White Rock, where he spends his time writing, gardening, traveling, and heading Libros Libertad.

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