The Terrestrial Gospel of Nikos Kazantzakis (Revised edition): Will the Humans Be Saviors of the Earth? (Paperback)

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The Terrestrial Gospel is an anthology of passages selected from various books by Kazantzakis, centering on Nature and the workers of the soil. A powerful and poetic work that raises environmental awareness and calls us to compassionate action, the book contains new translations from the Greek originals to English, some original poems by Maskaleris, a Preface by Jean-Michel Cousteau, and an illuminating essay by ecologist, author, and film-maker, Michael Tobias. Love supports survival... Nikos Kazantzakis' love of Nature inspired him to write beautiful hymns to Her and to the human life rooted in the soil - as the selections for this Anthology movingly demonstrate. Having grown up on the fascinating island of Crete - close to trees, animals and wild peasants - he absorbed and retained the terrestrial life in his soul, and made it bloom in brilliant descriptions throughout all of his works. These poetic tributes are not mere "d cor" but a vital source of ever regenerative human life, biological growth, individual spirit and ecological community. It is a poetic vision that is at once communal, and global, from one of the 20th century's greatest writers.

About the Author

Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) is acknowledged as one of the 20th century's most significant authors. Born in Greece (on the island of Crete) he is best known for his epic poem "The Odyssey, A Modern Sequel", and popular novels including "The Last Temptation of Christ", "Freedom and Death", and "Zorba the Greek." Translator and editor Thanasis Maskaleris was born in Arkadia, Greece and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 17. He studied Philosophy and English at the University of Oklahoma, and Comparative Literature at Indiana University and the University of California-Berkeley. He has written original poetry in Greek and in English, and has translated contemporary Greek poetry and prose extensively.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780927379120
ISBN-10: 0927379120
Publisher: Zorba Press
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2014
Pages: 164
Language: English