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A Week in Literary History

February 18th, 2002

Cretan poet and novelist Nikos Kazantzakis (The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, 1938) is born in 1883 in Iraklion, Crete.

Nikos Kazantzakis, b. February 18, 1883, d. 1957

Kazantzakis went from being Greece’s leading dramatist to becoming its most beloved novelist with Zorba the Greek in 1952. His travel books repay rereading, but his monumental epic poem The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel remains his crowning glory.

Suggested Reading Novels Zorba the Greek, 1952. The Last Temptation, 1960. Saint Francis, 1962. Poetry The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, 1938. Travel Spain, 1963. Travels in China & Japan, 1963. Journeying: Travels in Italy, Egypt, Sinai, Jerusalem and Cyprus, 1975.

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