Zorba the Greek

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 20, 1996 - Fiction - 311 pages
25 Reviews
A fiftieth anniversary edition of the famous novel that inspired the film tells the story of Zorba, a philosophizing, larger-than-life mine owner who confronts life with exuberance and wit. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
  

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User Review  - Dorian - Goodreads

I couldn't finish it. I found the writing and plot a little too pedestrian for my tastes. It very much reminded me of The Alchemist. There's something about that particular writing style that doesn't resonate with me - it could be a lack of character and plot depth which I normally revel in. Read full review

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User Review  - Venus - Goodreads

Zorba the Greek tells the story of the narrator's friendship with a lively 60ish-year-old lover, fighter, adventurer, musician, chef, miner, storyteller, dancer ... the occupations are endless. This ... Read full review

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Contents

I
5
II
18
III
33
IV
58
V
67
VI
82
VII
91
VIII
106
XIV
168
XV
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XVI
189
XVII
200
XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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IX
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X
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
284
XXV
300

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About the author (1996)

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Crete in 1883 and studied at the University of Athens, where he received his Doctor of Law degree. Later he studied in Paris under the philosopher Henri Bergson, and he completed his studies in literature and art during four other years in Germany and Italy. In 1945, he was the Greek Minister of Education, and he was president of the Greek Society of Men of Letters. In addition, Kazantzakis was a dramatist, translator, poet, and travel writer. He was the author of The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, The Last Temptation of Christ, Saviours of God, and many other works. He died in Freiburg, Germany, in October 1957.

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