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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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In a review of this book that appeared in The American Conservative, I suggested comparison with The Last Grove, the Spanish poet Rafael Alberti's autobiography, or Report to Greco by Nikos Kazantzakis, but concluded that Eire actually surpassed them both, because "he has seen the hand of God somehow hidden beneath the kaleidoscopic wonder" of life.
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