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Nikos Kazantzakis

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Born

18 February 1883 Kandiye, Crete, Ottoman Empire

Died

26 October 1957 Freiburg im Breisgau, West Germany

Occupation

Poet, novelist, essayist, travel writer, philosopher, playwright, journalist, translator

Nationality

Greek

Education

University of AthensUniversity of Paris

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Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer. Widely considered a giant of modern Greek literature, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in nine different years.

Kazantzakis' novels included Zorba the Greek , Christ Recrucified , Captain Michalis , and The Last Temptation of Christ . He also wrote plays, travel books, memoirs and philosophical essays such as The Saviors of God: Spiritual Exercises. His fame spread in the English-speaking world due to cinematic adaptations of Zorba the Greek and The Last Temptation of Christ .

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