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 (kä′zən-zä′kĭs, -zän-dzä′kēs), Nikos 1883?-1957.
Greek writer whose works, including the novel Zorba the Greek (1946) and the epic poem The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel (1938), often contrast the sensual and intellectual facets of human nature.


(Greek kazanˈdzakis)
(Biography) Nikos (ˈnikɔs). 1885–1957, Greek novelist, poet, and dramatist, noted esp for his novels Zorba the Greek (1946) and Christ Recrucified (1954) and his epic poem The Odyssey (1938)


(ˌkæz ənˈzæk ɪs, ˌkɑ zənˈzɑ kɪs)

Nikos, 1883–1957, Greek poet and novelist.
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Like the modern Greek poet-novelist Kazantzakis, he tackles a story as old as Homer and makes the story sing.
To quote Nikos Kazantzakis, 'as long as there are starving children, there is no God'," said Tsouroullis.
Kazantzakis built his novel on the self-awareness of humans by telling the story of a vulgar Greek named Alexis Zorba, whose heart is full of love for humankind.
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Greck Iliand and Odise, Indian Mahabharata and Ramayani, Iranian Shahnameh and Babylon Gilgamish are the reflection of Collapsed fountain Bitter or sweater, Kazantzakis said that there is no Helen, Helen means battle for Helen [4].
Through this very human Christ, Kazantzakis illustrates a worldview championed by the philosopher Henri Bergson.
From Plato and Homer to Kazantzakis and Gavras, the Greeks are clearly not in any shortage of great thinkers in any field.
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