Zorba the Greek

First published in 1946, "Zorba the Greek," is, on one hand, the story of a Greek working man named Zorba, a passionate lover of life, the unnamed narrator who he accompanies to Crete to work in a lignite mine, and the men and women of the ...

Author: Nikos Kazantzakis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476782814

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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First published in 1946, "Zorba the Greek," is, on one hand, the story of a Greek working man named Zorba, a passionate lover of life, the unnamed narrator who he accompanies to Crete to work in a lignite mine, and the men and women of the town where they settle. On the other hand it is the story of God and man, The Devil and the Saints; the struggle of men to find their souls and purpose in life and it is about love, courage and faith.

Zorba the Greek

Portrait of a modern hero whose capacity to live each moment to its fullest is revealed in a series of adventures in Crete.

Author: Nikos Kazantzakis

Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited

ISBN: 9780571203130

Category: Crete (Greece)

Page: 336

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Portrait of a modern hero whose capacity to live each moment to its fullest is revealed in a series of adventures in Crete.

Zorba the Greek

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.

Author: Nikos Kazantzakis

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571323272

Category: Greece

Page: 352

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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. 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. 'There can never be any doubt that Kazantzakis was the possessor of genius.' Sunday Telegraph

Kazantzakis s Zorba the Greek

Adopting a pluralist approach, this book presents a detailed analysis of Zorba the Greek (1946), by Nikos Kazantzakis, recognised as one of the greatest writers Greece has produced since the days of Homer and the Ancient Greek dramatists.

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Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527524221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Adopting a pluralist approach, this book presents a detailed analysis of Zorba the Greek (1946), by Nikos Kazantzakis, recognised as one of the greatest writers Greece has produced since the days of Homer and the Ancient Greek dramatists. Acclaimed both as a modern classic and as an international bestseller, the novel has increasingly gained popularity not only in the Western world, but also in East Asia. This text reads Kazantzakis’s novel from five different critical perspectives: formalist, existentialist, feminist, ecocritical, and intercultural. As such, it will be useful to literary critics, scholars, and general readers, as well as any person interested in literary criticism and theory.


Study Guide to Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour ...

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 1645423573

Category: Study Aids

Page: 120

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Nikos Kazantzakis’ Zorba the Greek, the internationally acclaimed novel of opposing forces. As a tale of Greek’s Great Famine during WWII, Zorba the Greek gives a fresh perspective on the duality between body and mind, beauty and pain, feeling and thinking. Moreover, Kazantzakis empowers readers to pursue life like Zorba. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Kazantzakis’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.




Kazantzakis s Zorba the Greek

Adopting a pluralist approach, this book presents a detailed analysis of Zorba the Greek (1946), by Nikos Kazantzakis, recognised as one of the greatest writers Greece has produced since the days of Homer and the Ancient Greek dramatists.

Author: Uk-tong Kim

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781527522534

Category: Ecocriticism

Page: 172

View: 766

Adopting a pluralist approach, this book presents a detailed analysis of Zorba the Greek (1946), by Nikos Kazantzakis, recognised as one of the greatest writers Greece has produced since the days of Homer and the Ancient Greek dramatists. Acclaimed both as a modern classic and as an international bestseller, the novel has increasingly gained popularity not only in the Western world, but also in East Asia. This text reads Kazantzakis's novel from five different critical perspectives: formalist, existentialist, feminist, ecocritical, and intercultural. As such, it will be useful to literary critics, scholars, and general readers, as well as any person interested in literary criticism and theory.



Zorba the Greek

First published in 1946, "Zorba the Greek," is, on one hand, the story of a Greek working man named Zorba, a passionate lover of life, the unnamed narrator who he accompanies to Crete to work in a lignite mine, and the men and women of the ...

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Encyclopedia of Modern Greek Literature

Such plays serve, alongside his Odyssey, to present Kazantzakis as a world writer with vaulting ambitions, far removed from the popular author of Zorba (Athens: Dimitrakos, 1946). The novel Zorba the Greek was based on a larger- ...

Author: Bruce Merry

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308130

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 515

View: 847

More than 800 A-Z entries cover important authors, texts, genres, themes, and topics in Greek literature from the Byzantine period to the present.



Paths of Individuation in Literature and Film

CHAPTER ONE Nature's Gift : The Individuation of an Ogre Zorba the Greek So often among so called " primitives " one comes across spiritual personalities who immediately inspire respect , as though they were the fully matured products ...

Author: Phyllis B. Kenevan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739100165

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 123

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In his account of the individuation process, Carl G. Jung describes a spiritual goal for the individual as well as the collective. That process, as exemplified through archetypes in both literature and film, offers the reader insight into the variety and richness those paths may take. In this highly original book, Phyllis Berdt Kenevan provides an analysis of individuation, and then explores four different individual paths of characters from the stories of Zorba the Greek, House of the Spirits, Crime and Punishment, and Bagdad Cafe. Kenevan then explores ways in which individuation can become a path for the collective, analyzing My Dinner With Andre, Wings of Desire, and various Dostoevsky novels. An engaging and thought-provoking look at archetypes as vehicles for interpretation, Paths of lndividuation in Literature and Film is a must read for courses in personal and social psychology, literary or film interpretation, Jung, and philosophy and psychology.


Great World Writers

Header's Guide to Major Major Works ZORBA THE GREEK young widow but is unable to act on his deGenre : Novel sires . Zorba chastises his friend for sinningSubgenre : Picaresque tragicomedy by failing to satisfy the needs of this yearning ...

Author: Patrick M. O'Neil

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761474739

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 1848

View: 471

This nicely illustrated reference for junior high and high school students offers 20-page profiles of 93 of the world's most influential writers of the twentieth century. Arranged alphabetically, each profile provides facts about the writer's life and works as well as a commentary on his or her significance, discussion of political and social events that occurred during his or her lifetime, a reader's guide to major works, and events, beliefs or traditions that inspired the writer's works.