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Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek

Set before the start of the First World War, this 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 w... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571241705
Published 1 December 2008 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kazantzakis, Nikos

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ISBN-13 9780571241705
ISBN-10 0571241700
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 1 December 2008
International Publication Date 16 October 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kazantzakis, Nikos
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 198g
Dewey Code 889.332
Catalogue Code 232369

Description of this Book

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. 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.

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Author's Bio

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in 1883 in Herakleion on the island of Crete. During the Cretan revolt of 1897 his family was sent to the island of Naxos, where he attended the French School of the Holy Cross. From 1902 to 1906 he studied law at Athens University. He worked first as a journalist and throughout a long career wrote several plays, travel journals and translations. His remarkable travels began in 1907 and there were few countries in Europe or Asia that he didn't visit. He studied Buddhism in Vienna and later belonged to a group of radical intellectuals in Berlin, where he began his great epic The Odyssey, which he completed in 1938. 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. Return to Greco, an autobiographical novel, was published in 1961.Nikos Kazantzakis finally settled in Antibes with his second wife, and died there from leukaemia in October 1957. He is buried at Herakleion, where the epitaph on his tomb reads: 'I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free'.

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