Zorba the Greek
A wonderful tale of a young man's coming of age, Zorba the Greek has been a classic of world literature since it was first translated into English in 1952 and made into an unforgettable movie with Anthony Quinn. Zorba, an irrepressible, earthy hedonist, sweeps his young disciple along as he... show more
A wonderful tale of a young man's coming of age, Zorba the Greek has been a classic of world literature since it was first translated into English in 1952 and made into an unforgettable movie with Anthony Quinn. Zorba, an irrepressible, earthy hedonist, sweeps his young disciple along as he wines, dines, and loves his way through a life dedicated to fulfilling his copious appetites.
Publish date: 2011-07-27
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
Woe to him who cannot free himself from Buddhas, Gods, Motherlands and Ideas. - Nikos Kazantzakis Though this book hardly needs yet another review, I felt an overwhelming urge to pick up the pen, errrrh, slide out the keyboard, for Kazantzakis has wonderfully demonstrated the old truth: life is ...
This book is too much for my poor politically correct heart. In fact, it is so sexist, even your sexist friend will find it extremely sexist.We have a protagonist, a bookworm of the sea and a zen Buddhist, who gets called a nerd by one of his colleagues. Offended, he decides to freak out around the ...
Very enjoyable portrait of an engaging 60-something man, from the viewpoint of his younger traveling companion. Zorba does everything with passion: he makes love, he eats, he dances, he works, he plays his santuri with intensity. The narrator reminds me very strongly of the narrator from [b:The T...
I am convincing day after day that he who writes for fools is always sure of a big audience , this principle is working with our novel , as a novel its worthily failed , Kazantzakis tried to present an Eastern thinking hero to the west , he succeeded in presenting the abstract ideas , but not the m...
Yes, of course I must read this. I saw the movie ages ago and loved it. The philosophy, even back then was exactly to my liking. Do people ever really change? Thanks Julia for remeinding me about this book!
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