Ka·zan·tza·kis(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.
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