Nikos Kazantzakis

Nikos Kazantzakis

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Writer, poet, novelist, essayist, philosopher, playwright

Biography: Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer and philosopher, celebrated for his novel Zorba the Greek, considered his magnum opus. He became known globally after the 1964 release of the Michael Cacoyannis film Zorba the Greek, based on the novel. He gained renewed fame with the 1988 Martin Scorsese adaptation of his book The Last Temptation of Christ.

Source/Notes: As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul : Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 412
Source/Notes: Zorba the Greek (2012 edition), Simon and Schuster - ISBN: 9781439144664

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Source/Notes: The Last Temptation of Christ (2012 edition), Simon and Schuster - ISBN: 9781439144589

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