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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God kazantzkis with you. My schedule hasn’t allowed me the pleasure to read it the second time yet, but I am definitely looking forward to it.

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Standing at the brink with his calm, venomous smile is Buddha, the great prestidigitator who blows and makes the world disappear. Reading this book was a deeply personalized dialectic for me. I wanted to step out and live life so I could write about it, but it took a lot of effort to get me started.

Maybe it was because I was already so fed up with the church at that point. The people approached the new world they desired grecoo create with the passion of a Nietzschean superman. The Greek writer reviews his life, his art, and his quest for spiritual truth.

Miller reacts to poverty and hard times with joy, dancing, and sexual liberality. Only by means of hope can we attain what is beyond hope. At one point, Kazantzakis is traveling with his friend Buddhaki to Mt. They muse on the ego, separation from God, etc.

Report to Greco – Nikos Kazantzakis – – Allen & Unwin – Australia

Souvenirs de ma vie, translated rport French by Michel Saunier, Paris: At one point, Kazantzakis is telling anecdotes of his encounters with common people that are so touching they move me to tears. Finally are two more sentences which sparked considerable time of reflection in me: Report to Greco Nikos Kazantzakis.


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. A man possessed by alien entities recruits convicts for a murderous rampage.

Report to Greco

By using kazantxakis website you agree to our use of cookies. It is not a rare bird which we must pursue at one moment in heaven, at the next in our minds.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Kazantzakis’s autobiographical novel Report to Greco was one of the last things he kazantzzakis before he died.

At other points, he kszantzakis off into philosophical rants that are irrelevant and annoying. Please provide an email address. I identified with the withdrawn, cautious, timid writer who had to be lured out of his shell by the robust, tempestuous Zorba. Notes on a Foreign Country: In Berlin, he leaps from Buddha to Lenin. The sage them replies: A friend of mine who is a serious writer told me that Nikos Kazantzakis is her absolute favorite writer.

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. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. 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: This book is a treasure of knowledge and high conscience.


See all 31 reviews. He is buried at Herakleion, where the epitaph on his tomb reads: Try repodt Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: 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.

The Cretan sage responded: This man was repott a Christ, a Red Christ. Sequel to The One Thousand. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Shame on us if we continue to become intoxicated in the taverns of hope or the cellars of fear.

Book review — REPORT TO GRECO. Nikos Kazantzakis

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Earth is not the center of the universe. This is the law [the dialectic]; only in this way can life renew itself and advance. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. But at the same time another law begins to operate, the pitiless law that by however much the living organism carries out its duty to expand and rule, by so much, and more, does it approach its downfall.

As Kazantzakis looks back over his old diaries of youth he realizes he has moved on to different tactics and ways, but he respects the ROLE of youthful passion in its time. Ullstein, Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.