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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One Response to Book Review: I felt that the Parthenon was an even number such as two or four, Even numbers run contrary to my heart; I want nothing to do with them. It stands on one foot.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. He does not recount the whole of his life, presenting instead the milestones in his spiritual journey, without adhering to the chronological order of rrport actual biography.

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His remarkable travels began in and there were few countries in Europe or Asia that he didn’t visit.

REPORT TO GRECO by Nikos Kazantzakis | Kirkus Reviews

It was a germinal book for me. It will judge, because human dignity, purity and valor fill even God with terror Happy the youth who believes that his duty is to remake the world and bring it more in accord with virtue and justice, more in accord with his own heart.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here A great adventure for the mind and spirit. It is the odd number which conforms to the rhythm of my heart.

Not even an autobiography where he purports to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. This leads Kazantzakis to an introductory chapter on Zorba wherein he states, “My life’s greatest benefactors have been journeys and dreams. It is the ascent, the hard uphill battle toward some endpoint that is the point of his life, the driving force of his existence.

Somehow Nietzsche seems to be the string which binds the quintet together.

It’s necessary to read this book when one’s brain is awake or miss something wonderful. Maybe it was because I was already so fed up with the church at that point. Read more Read less. I’ll probably want to kazajtzakis it a third time.

My schedule hasn’t allowed me the pleasure to read it the second time yet, but I am definitely looking forward to it. Get to Know Us. As more and more of Kazantzakis’ work is made available in translation, it becomes increasingly clear that his is the one true epic talent among the recent moderns. I liked most of this book alot.


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A collection of book reviews and essays on books, literature, and writing. When I was a young man obsessed with becoming a writer, I read Zorba the Greek more than once. Return to Greco was published in To gain freedom first of all from the Turk, that was the initial step; after that, later, this new struggle began: The essence was the same: 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: The second, which remains hidden within me to this day, tormenting me, was the desire for kazantzxkis.

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