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ISBN13: 9780684825540
ISBN10: 0684825546
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Zorba the Greek is the story of a Greek workman who accompanies the narrator to Crete to work a ignite mine and becomes the narrator's greatest friend and inspiration. Zorba has been acclaimed as one of the truly memorable creations of literature?a character in the great tradition of Sinbad the Sailor, Falstaff, and Sancho Panza. He is a figure created on a huge scale. His years have not dimmed the gusto with which he responds to all that life offers him, whether he's supervising laborers at a mine, confronting mad monks in a mountain monastery, embellishing the tales of his past adventures, or making love. Zorba's life is rich with all the joys and sorrows that living brings, and this is one of the great like-affirming novels of our time.

Synopsis:

The classic novel, international sensation, and inspiration for the film starring Anthony Quinn explores the struggle between the aesthetic and the rational, the inner life and the life of the mind.

The classic novel Zorba the Greek is the story of two men, their incredible friendship, and the importance of living life to the fullest. Zorba, a Greek working man, is a larger-than-life character, energetic and unpredictable. He accompanies the unnamed narrator to Crete to work in the narrator’s lignite mine, and the pair develops a singular relationship. The two men couldn’t be further apart: The narrator is cerebral, modest, and reserved; Zorba is unfettered, spirited, and beyond the reins of civility. Over the course of their journey, he becomes the narrator’s greatest friend and inspiration and helps him to appreciate the joy of living.

Zorba has been acclaimed as one of the most remarkable figures in literature; he is a character in the great tradition of Sinbad the Sailor, Falstaff, and Sancho Panza. He responds to all that life offers him with passion, whether he’s supervising laborers at a mine, confronting mad monks in a mountain monastery, embellishing the tales of his past adventures, or making love. Zorba the Greek explores the beauty and pain of existence, inviting readers to reevaluate the most important aspects of their lives and live to the fullest.

Synopsis:

The 50th anniversary edition of the classic novel--a perennial bestseller--is the basis for one of the most beloved films of all time. Zorba's story is as immortal as the myths and epics of ancient Greece.

About the Author

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Crete in 1883. He studied literature and art in Germany and Italy, philosophy under Henri Bergson in Paris and received his law degree from the University of Athens. The Greek Minster of Education in 1945, Kazantzakis was also a dramatist, translator, poet, and travel writer. Among his most famous works are, The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Saviors of God.  He died in October 1957.

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C. Dodge, December 3, 2011 (view all comments by C. Dodge)
This is one of those Books you'll read and Re-read so many times, it'll fall apart on you; you’ll need to replace it, every so often. As an inveterate BookWorm--who's extremely picky in my Choices of Literature--I have read Zorba the Greek a few times, already, (at least once in Portuguese, as a Teenager; a couple of times, in English, as an Adult). Zorba is to me, a Larger-than-Life, inspirational Character like Few Others, and undoubtedly, a Major Classic. Kazantsakis filled the Book with Zorba's Philosophies of Life (simple, yet, potent as they are), always prompting me to need a Notebook, and Pen nearby, for copying Quotes, for my own Inspiration. Indeed, there's one, on page 292 (1st. Edition), I loved so much I included it in all my Literature, as a Performer Advocate for the Invisibly dis-Abled, and one of my all-time Favorites, regarding Adversity: "You won't get into my soul! I shan't open the door to you! You won't put my fire out; you won't tip me over!" (Zorba, Kazantsakis - 1st. Ed. Touchstone). I've recently uncovered my Old copy of this Favorite Book of Mine, (now missing its first 50 pages), and began reading it again, yet...those missing fifty pages keep "screaming at me:'Read us! Read us'!". So, I WANT my 50 missing Pages back, and have ordered another Copy of it. A Word of Warning about the First Edition: Its binding is extremely Delicate, and the Book easily separated into Loose Sections, Chapters, which is how I lost the first 50 pages.

Otherwise, Highly Recommended! A Classic, for sure!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684825540
Author:
Kazantzakis, Nikos
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Translator:
Wildman, Carl
Author:
Wildman, Carl
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
European - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
World literature; great literature; classic literature; travel to Greece; Crete; island of Crete; Classic movies; movies online;literature; Greece; Anthony Quinn; Sancho Panza; Falstaff; hero; Last Temptation of Christ; Oscars
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
December 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 8.82 oz

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Product details 320 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780684825540 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The classic novel, international sensation, and inspiration for the film starring Anthony Quinn explores the struggle between the aesthetic and the rational, the inner life and the life of the mind.

The classic novel Zorba the Greek is the story of two men, their incredible friendship, and the importance of living life to the fullest. Zorba, a Greek working man, is a larger-than-life character, energetic and unpredictable. He accompanies the unnamed narrator to Crete to work in the narrator’s lignite mine, and the pair develops a singular relationship. The two men couldn’t be further apart: The narrator is cerebral, modest, and reserved; Zorba is unfettered, spirited, and beyond the reins of civility. Over the course of their journey, he becomes the narrator’s greatest friend and inspiration and helps him to appreciate the joy of living.

Zorba has been acclaimed as one of the most remarkable figures in literature; he is a character in the great tradition of Sinbad the Sailor, Falstaff, and Sancho Panza. He responds to all that life offers him with passion, whether he’s supervising laborers at a mine, confronting mad monks in a mountain monastery, embellishing the tales of his past adventures, or making love. Zorba the Greek explores the beauty and pain of existence, inviting readers to reevaluate the most important aspects of their lives and live to the fullest.

"Synopsis" by , The 50th anniversary edition of the classic novel--a perennial bestseller--is the basis for one of the most beloved films of all time. Zorba's story is as immortal as the myths and epics of ancient Greece.
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