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18 February 1883|
Kandiye, Crete, Ottoman Empire (now Heraklion, Greece)
|Died||26 October 1957
Freiburg im Breisgau, West Germany (now Germany)
|Occupation||Poet, novelist, essayist, travel writer, philosopher, playwright, journalist, translator|
|Education||University of Athens
(1902–1906; LL.D., 1906)
University of Paris
(1907–1909; Dr, 1909)
Nikos Kazantzakis; 18 February 1883 - 26 October 1957) 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 (published 1946 as Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas), Christ Recrucified (1948), Captain Michalis (1950, translated Freedom and Death), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1955). 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 (1964) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).
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