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Book Information: Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek (1946) [Novel]
by Nikos Kazantzakis Rating: Weighted - 8.4 / Average - 8.5 of 10 (4 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (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)
Original languages: Greek


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


Edition #1: Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek (1952)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Carl Wildman
  • "Alive with energy... earthy and rabelaisian" Saturday Review
  • "An adventure to read... as strange journey into a haunting, wild and poetical conception of life." Saturday Review
  • "A blend of racy story-telling and pure poetry, of iron and pity, of erudition lightly handled wand human passions frankly revealed. Zorba, as the author says, is the sort of man who should have lived for 1000 years. Perhaps in this book he will." New York World Telegram-Sun
  • "He is Everyman with a Greek accent. He is Sinbad crossed with Sancho Panza. He is the Shavian Life Force poured into a long, lean, fierce-mustached Greek whose 65 years have neither dimmed his hawk eyes nor dulled his pagan laughter. Author Kazantzakis tried to kill him off in a letter. But he reckons without his own talent. He has created Zorba, but he cannot kill him." TIME magazine
  • "Wonderfully moving, superbly written. Zorba belongs in the gallery of sainted rascals." The Nation
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Manifested in:

Zorba the Greek (1996)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 0684825546
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.9 x 0.7
Pages: 320

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