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Hold fast the mountain pass : a work of historical fiction about the life and world of Nikos Kazantzakis

Author: Theodora Vasils
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Hamilton Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hailed as "my spiritual brother" by Albert Schweitzer, and oft-compared to fellow giants Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Nikos Kazantzakis occupies a unique place among the literary notables of our time. Kazantzakis was born in1883 at the height of his country's last bloody revolts to break free of Ottoman oppression. As a child, he knew the sound and smell of fear and the sight of rampaging soldiers on the streets outside  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Vasils, Theodora.
Hold fast the mountain pass.
Lanham, MD : Hamilton Books, 2010
(DLC) 2010929435
Named Person: Nikos Kazantzakis; Nikos Kazantzakis; Nikos Kazantzakis
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theodora Vasils
ISBN: 9780761852537 0761852530
OCLC Number: 698590202
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 288 pages)
Contents: Chapter One. 1886; Chapter Two. Nikos; Chapter Three. Mihalis; Chapter Four. Educating Nikos; Chapter Five. 1889 --
Flight; Chapter Six. Massacre; Chapter Seven. A Time of Respite; Chapter Eight. Liberty!; Chapter Nine. The Idle Days of Summer; Chapter Ten. Melancholy Brooding; Chapter Eleven. Galatea and a Hut by the Sea; Chapter Twelve. The Crossing; Chapter Thirteen. The Three Arcades; Chapter Fourteen. Above the Stagnant Waters of Convention; Chapter Fifteen. "A Compelling New Voice"; Chapter Sixteen. Ridi Pagliaccio; Chapter Seventeen. Four Sparsely Furnished Rooms.
Responsibility: Theodora Vasils.

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This book narrates Kazantzakis' life -- his poverty, his life in exile, his struggle as a writer groping for a "voice," and describes the conditions under which that voice brought forth the prolific  Read more...

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