Zorba the Greek / by Nikos Kazantzakis ; translated by Carl Wildman.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st Scribner pbk. Fiction ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: [This book] is the story of a Greek workman who accompanies the narrator to Crete to work a lignite 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 no 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. Zorba's life is rich with all the joys and sorrows that living brings. -Back cover.
    • Notes:
      Originally published: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1953.
    • Other Titles:
      Vios kai politeia tou Alexē Zormpa. English
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