Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakes
Part of the modern literary canon, Zorba the Greek, has achieved widespread international acclaim and recognition. First published in 1946, it is, on one hand, the story of a Greek working man named Zorba, a passionate lover of life, the unnamed narrator who he accompanies to Crete to work in a lignite mine, and the men and women of the town where they settle. On the other hand it is the story of God and man, The Devil and the Saints; the struggle of men to find their souls and purpose in life and it is about love, courage and faith.
Zorba has been acclaimed as one of the truly memorable creations of literature'a character created on a huge scale in the tradition of Falstaff and Sancho Panza. His years have not dimmed the gusto and amazement with which he responds to all life offers him, whether he is working in the mine, confronting mad monks in a mountain monastery, embellishing the tales of his life or making love to avoid sin. Zorba's life is rich with all the joys and sorrows that living brings and his example awakens in the narrator an understanding of the true meaning of humanity. This is one of the greatest life-affirming novels of our time.
Paperback | 316 pages
130 x 190mm
01 Jan 1973
FABER & FABER
London, United Kingdom
A book with obvious wear. Has some obvious damage to the cover, but integrity still intact. No writing in margins, no underlining and highlighting of text, no creasing or tearing, and no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. An old and aged but clean and solid copy.