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February 18, 2013

Nikos Kazantzakis and Zorba

Nikos Kazantzakis   (1883 - 1957)

Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 – 1957)

On this day in 1883 Nikos Kazantzakis was born, in Heraklion, Crete. Kazantzakis was a philosopher, a doctor of laws, a politician, a translator of Dante, and a prolific writer in all genres (including a 33,333 line sequel to the Odyssey) but his greatest fame comes from Zorba the Greek, a novel which rejects intellectualism for the simple life.

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