The philosopher-poet of the "Mythology of Beauty" reflected on beauty as a modus vivendi. Demetrios Kapetanakis (1912-1944) was a shining meteor among the intelligentsia of the '30s. His few essays and poems were written for a variety of publications, in Greece and abroad, and adopted an exciting writing style which was appealing to his readers.
His readings on Plato, Proust, Rimbaud, Dickinson, and his translations of Hölderlin's works, were delicate and profound, and plunged with an erotic disposition into the quest for the meaning of life. He had an impressive literary presence in England, and died of leukemia in London in 1944.