Gary is a teacher of writing and poetry at the Rochester Institute of Technology, director of the Athenaeum Poetry group, and author of Poetic Visions and Public Lives and Private Secrets, as well as co-author/editor of The Span I Will Cross.
He lives in Penfield, New York.
© 2005 Gary Lehmann
January 3, 1889, Friedrich Nietzsche, author of the idea of the Ubermensch,
out into a
wept bitter tears for the fate of the poor animal, then fainted, leaving his
later, without ever recovering, he died. It seemed a strange death for a
to his many books, Nietzsche's Ubermensch is a paragon among humans
exerts immense worldly authority simply by asserting the power of his free
this act alone, he is capable of conquering the world and ruling the planet.
is said that Nazi planners used his idea to manufacture a map for world
January 3, 1989, my brother-in-law posed as Fred Nietzsche on a trans-Atlantic
explained to a pretty American girl, "I'm just a mixed up philosopher who
she took him home to meet her parents, he explained, "I'm a poor orphan in
two weeks, they fed and loved him to excess. He was philosophically
he called his mother to come pick him up, but he stressed the necessity of
orphan. "There's no need to disillusion these nice people now," he
mother had to wait a long time for him at the bus station. "Are you all
right, my darling?"
from a fortnight in the
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