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n. (alternative spelling of übermensch English)


The Übermensch ( German for "Overman, Superman, Superhuman, Hyperman, Hyperhuman"; ) is a concept in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. In his 1883 book Thus Spoke Zarathustra , Nietzsche has his character Zarathustra posit the Übermensch as a goal for humanity to set for itself. It is a work of philosophical allegory, with a structural similarity to the Gathas of Zoroaster/Zarathustra.

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I was no superman, no Ubermensch, as Hitler had liked to call his elite, but I was still pretty fit working on the allotments and lifting bodies on a near-daily basis had taken care of that and living with constant danger had kept my wits sharp enough, so I had the edge on these characters.