Kazantzakis and Linguistic Revolution in Greek Literature
Peter Bien focuses on Kazantzakis' obsession with the demotic, the language "on the lips of the people," showing how it governed his writing, his ambition, and his involvement in Greek politics and educational reform. Kazantzakis' obsession worked against him in hisOdysseyand found its natural vehicle only in his translation of Homer'sIliadand his novels,Zorba the Greek,The Last Temptation of Christ, andThe Greek Passion.
Originally published in 1972.
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Subjects: Language & Literature
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