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Nikos Kazantzakis (1883–1957)

Author of Zorba the Greek

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This distinguished novelist, poet, and translator was born in Crete and educated in Athens, Germany, Italy, and Paris, where he studied philosophy. He found time to write some 30 novels, plays, and books on philosophy, to serve his government, and to travel widely. He ran the Greek ministry of welfare from 1919 to 1921 and was minister of state briefly in 1945. A political activist, he spent his last years in France and died in Germany. Kazantzakis's character Zorba has been called "one of the great characters of modern fiction," in a novel that "reflects Greek exhilaration at its best" (TLS). A film version of 1965, starring Anthony Quinn, made Kazantzakis widely known in the West. Intensely religious, he imbued his novels with the passion of his own restless spirit, "torn between the active and the contemplative, between the sensual and the aesthetic, between nihilism and commitment" (Columbia Encyclopedia). Judas, the hero of The Last Temptation of Christ (1951) is asked by Christ to betray him so that he can fulfill his mission through the crucifixion. For this book Kazantzakis was excommunicated from the Greek Orthodox Church. The Fratricides, Kazantzakis's last novel, portrays yet another religious hero, a priest caught between Communists and Royalists in the Greek Civil War. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Zorba the Greek 3,135 copies, 63 reviews
The Last Temptation of Christ 2,859 copies, 39 reviews
Christ Recrucified 718 copies, 15 reviews
Saint Francis 525 copies, 12 reviews
Report to Greco 489 copies, 7 reviews
The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel 447 copies, 3 reviews
Freedom or Death 428 copies, 6 reviews
The Fratricides 244 copies, 5 reviews
The Rock Garden 82 copies, 2 reviews
The palace of Knosos 77 copies, 2 reviews
Alexander the Great 76 copies, 1 review
Symposium 39 copies
Toda Raba 28 copies, 1 review
Buddha 15 copies
Odissea 6 copies
Ascética 5 copies, 1 review
Les freres ennemis 4 copies, 1 review
Romans 4 copies
Θέατρο 3 copies
Entretiens 2 copies, 1 review
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Simposi 1 copy
Kouros 1 copy
Melissa 1 copy
中国纪行 1 copy, 1 review
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