Plot. A kind of spiritual biography or, as Kazantzakis himself terms it, a “report” in the military sense of the word, regarding his goals and endeavours. The author. REPORT TO GRECO. Nikos Kazantzakis New York: Simon and Schuster, Translated from the Greek by P.A. Bien pages. Comments by Bob Corbett. Kazantzakis’s autobiographical novel Report to Greco was one of the last things he wrote before he died. It paints a vivid picture of his childhood in Crete, still.

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And if I did not give my life a purpose, how would I be able to engage in action? Report to Greco was one of the final writings of Kazantzakis’ life before died. Sequel to The One Thousand. Why report to El Greco? It will vreco, because human dignity, purity and valor fill even God with terror The vreco, which remains hidden within me to this day, tormenting me, was the desire for honorable sanctity. Greco’s inner-archangel’s breast had thrust him on savage freedom’s single hope, this world’s most excellent garret.

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It was very hard to stay with it and figure out what the hell he is really talking about for several pages near the end. Report to Greco wasn’t in our breco library and I had to have it. The Saviors of God: Woe to whoever commences his life without lunacy. He worked first as a journalist and throughout a long career wrote several plays, travel journals and translations.

When I took up the book, I supposed that Kazantzakis was like Zorba, full of life and zest and enthusiasm, but as I read I realized that he was actually like the writer who meets Zorba: Volk und Welt He is a writer of the utmost sensitivity, passion and strength, a visionary rooted in the earthy life and history of his native Crete, struggling always to fulfill his destiny, his faith, to give life to his Cry: God be with you.

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A memoir of my life in Greece. For the first time I realized how difficult it is for a man to decide to take a step forward in order to conquer his former love, former God, age-old habits. He goes on and on, page after page, describing his feelings and sensations upon abandoning Christ and taking up Nietzsche.

Plot A kind of spiritual biography or, as Kazantzakis himself terms it, a “report” in the military sense of the word, regarding his goals and endeavours. From to he studied law at Athens University. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

If, however, I wished to designate which people left their traces imbedded most deeply in my soul, I would perhaps designate Homer, Buddha, Nietzsche, Bergson, and Zorba.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. He repeatedly denounces the hope and fear which he sees dominating the people of Earth and which drives them to the fanaticism which cripples them into looking for grsco ideal heaven or equally despicable, being saved from hell rather than embracing the world as it is. A collection of book reviews kwzantzakis essays on books, literature, and writing.

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A masterpiece, the golden fruit of a life of awakening, passion and exploration. But like Dostoyevsky he tends to think the masses cannot deal with freedom, suffering and doubt and will take refuge in the easy way out.

It is the ascent, the hard uphill battle toward some endpoint that is the point of his life, the driving force of his existence. It stands on one foot. Start in on any book, though, and one will most likely feel compelled to read them all! There was a problem filtering reviews right now. He began it at Lugano in Switzerland inentitling it Letters to Greco, and continued it in Antibes inwhen he gave the book its definitive title.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Now that I was a man, what was I doing but enacting what I had so ardently desired as a child in the courtyard of our family home!

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Certainly, in the power of his personality, the breadth of his interests, the intensity and beauty inherent in his style, he suggests the 19th century Nietzsche and Dostoevsky particularly rather than the kazantzajis of our own day.

Both use extremely flamboyant and flowery language. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In the end, it is what it is, and all I can say is that parts are sublime and parts are very slow.

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But the epilogue gets a little out there for me. My schedule hasn’t allowed me the pleasure to read it the second time yet, but I am kazzantzakis looking forward to it.