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Nikos Kazantzakis
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As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul : Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 412
Nikos Kazantzakis
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Zorba the Greek (2012 edition), Simon and Schuster - ISBN: 9781439144664
Nikos Kazantzakis
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Epitaph he had ordered to be engraved on his own tomb. From a letter he wrote to Anghelakis family on 7 December 1951. As quoted in: The Selected Letters of Nikos Kazantzakis (Princeton University Press, 2011), p. 727
Nikos Kazantzakis
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The Last Temptation of Christ (2012 edition), Simon and Schuster - ISBN: 9781439144589


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Nikos Kazantzakis
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Born: February 18, 1883

Died: October 26, 1957 (aged 74)

Nationality: Greek

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

Bio: 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.

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