|Zorba the Greek (1946) [Novel]|
by Nikos Kazantzakis
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(From the publisher):
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.
Original title: Βίος και πολιτεία του Αλέξη Ζορμπά (Bios kai politeia tou Alexe Zormpa)
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction