Zorba the Greek
By (author) Nikos Kazantzakis
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Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
Book DescriptionSet before the start of the First World War, this moving fable sees a young English writer set out to Crete to claim a small inheritance. But when he arrives, he meets Alexis Zorba, a middle-aged Greek man with a zest for life. Zorba has had a family and many lovers, has fought in the Balkan wars, has lived and loved - he is a simple but deep man who lives every moment fully and without shame. As their friendship develops, the Englishman is gradually won over, transformed and inspired along with the reader. Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis' most popular and enduring novel, has its origins in the author's own experiences in the Peleponnesus in the 1920s. His swashbuckling hero has legions of fans across the world and his adventures are as exhilarating now as they were on first publication in the 1950s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571241705
(178mm x 112mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nikos Kazantzakis
Zorba the Greek, Paperback (August 2016)
Set before the start of the First World War, this moving fable sees a young English writer set out to Crete to claim a small inheritance. But when he arrives, he meets Alexis Zorba, a middle-aged Greek man with a zest for life. As their friendship develops, the Englishman is gradually won over, transformed and inspired along with the reader.
Selected Letters of Nikos Kazantzakis, Hardback (December 2011)
The life of Nikos Kazantzakis - the author of "Zorba the Greek" and "The Last Temptation of Christ" - was as colorful and eventful as his fiction. And nowhere is his life revealed more fully or surprisingly than in his letters. This title offers a comprehensive selection of Kazantzakis' letters that touches on various aspects of Kazantzakis' life.
Last Temptation of Christ, Paperback (January 2005)View all books by Nikos Kazantzakis
Now a major motion picture, The Last Temptation of Christ is a monumental fictional reinterpretation of the Gospels by one of the giants of modern literature.
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Author Biography - Nikos Kazantzakis
Nikos Kazantzakis was born in 1883 in Herakleion on the island of Crete. He didn't start writing novels until he was almost 60 and completed his most famous work, Zorba the Greek, in 1946. Other novels include Freedom and Death (1953) and The Last Temptation (1954), which the Vatican placed on the Index. Nikos Kazantzakis finally settled in Antibes with his second wife, and died there from leukaemia in October 1957.
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