Zorba The Greek, a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis. Book designer unknown.  First published in Faber in 1961.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/23023719@N04/2238310905/in/photostream

I read Zorba in the back of a VW Beatle whilst travelling from Windhoek (Namibia) to Swakopmund with friends.

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Zorba

Zorba the Greek was a 1964 film, starring Anthony Quinn in the titular role. The movie was based on a 1946 novel (of the same name) by Nikos Kazantzakis, …

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Nikos Kazantzakis.  It tells the story of an old Greek mining in love with life.  One of the most significant novels by the famous Greek author. It was also the basis for a successful film version.

It tells the story of an old Greek mining in love with life. One of the most significant novels by the famous Greek author. It was also the basis for a successful film version.

Nikos Kazantzakis, 1883-1957, was a writer, poet, and philosopher from #Heraklion, #Greece. He is known for writing the book, "Zorba the Greek", which became an international movie success in 1964. Kazantzakis graduated from the Athens Law School in 1906 and finished further studies in Paris, France in 1909. Kazantzakis published his philosophical book, "Askitiki", in 1938 and was awarded the International Peace Award in 1956.

Nikos Kazantzakis - Greek writer and philosopher, who didn't enjoy Zorba?

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