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The selected letters of Nikos Kazantzakis

Author: Nikos Kazantzakis; Peter Bien
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Series: Princeton modern Greek studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The life of Nikos Kazantzakis--the author of Zorba the Greek and The Last Temptation of Christ--was as colorful and eventful as his fiction. And nowhere is his life revealed more fully or surprisingly than in his letters. Edited and translated by Kazantzakis scholar Peter Bien, this is the most comprehensive selection of Kazantzakis's letters in any language. One of the most important Greek writers of the twentieth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kazantzakis, Nikos, 1883-1957.
Selected letters of Nikos Kazantzakis.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011009484
Named Person: Nikos Kazantzakis; Nikos Kazantzakis; Nikos Kazantzakis
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nikos Kazantzakis; Peter Bien
ISBN: 9781400840120 1400840120
OCLC Number: 774285486
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 875 pages)
Contents: Cover; The Selected Letters of NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; His Importance; A Maniacal Epistolographer; Completeness; Annotations; Transliteration; Acknowledgments; Chronology; THE LETTERS --
I. AT LAW SCHOOL IN ATHENS; 1902 Letters; 1903 Letters; 1904 Letters; 1905 Letters; 1906 Letters; 1907 Letters --
II. PURSUING GRADUATE STUDIES IN PARIS; 1907 Letters, continued; 1908 Letters --
III. POLITICALLY ACTIVE IN GREECE; 1909 Letters; 1911 Letters; 1912 Letters; 1913 Letters; 1914 Letters; 1915 Letters; 1917 Letters; 1918 Letters; 1919 Letters; 1920 Letters. IV. FLEEING GREECE RESIDENT IN AUSTRIA, GERMANY, ITALY; 1922 Letters; 1923 Letters; 1924 Letters --
V. MEETS ELENI SAMIOU; BEGINS ODYSSEY; DIVORCES GALATEA; TRAVELS TO SOVIET UNION; 1924 Letters, continued; 1925 Letters; 1926 Letters; 1927 Letters. --
VI. RESIDENT ALMOST EIGHTEEN MONTHS IN THE SOVIET UNION; 1927 Letters, continued; 1928 Letters; 1929 Letters --
VII. TRYING TO MAKE A CAREER OUTSIDE OF GREECE, ESPECIALLY IN SPAIN; 1929 Letters, continued; 1930 Letters; 1931 Letters; 1932 Letters; 1933 Letters --
VIII. BACK IN GREECE, HAVING FAILED ELSEWHERE; TRAVELING IN FAR EAST. ODYSSEY COMPLETED AND PUBLISHED VISIT TO ENGLAND; 1933 Letters, continued; 1934 Letters; 1935 Letters; 1936 Letters; 1937 Letters; 1938 Letters; 1939 Letters; 1940 Letters --
IX. CONFINED TO AEGINA DURING THE GERMAN OCCUPATION; WRITES ZORBA AND MANY PLAYS; BEGINS TO TRANSLATE HOMER'S ILIAD; 1941 Letters; 1942 Letters; 1943 Letters; 1944 Letters --
X. IN ATHENS DURING ROUND TWO OF THE CIVIL WAR; RESOLVES TO HELP LIBERATED GREECE VIA POLITICAL ACTION; BRIEFLY A CABINET MINISTER; MARRIES ELENI SAMIOU; 1944 Letters, continued; 1945 Letters; 1946 Letters. XI . FINAL EXILE: RESIDES BRIEFLY IN ENGLAND, THEN IN FRANCE WRITES FINAL NOVELS AND PLAYS; TRAVELS TO CHINA; 1946 Letters, continued; 1947 Letters; 1948 Letters; 1949 Letters; 1950 Letters; 1951 Letters; 1952 Letters; 1953 Letters; 1954 Letters; 1955 Letters; 1956 Letters; 1957 Letters; References Cited; Index.
Series Title: Princeton modern Greek studies.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Peter Bien.

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The life of Nikos Kazantzakis - the author of "Zorba the Greek" and "The Last Temptation of Christ" - was as colorful and eventful as his fiction. And nowhere is his life revealed more fully or  Read more...

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