Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek

Book - 1952
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Portrait of a modern hero whose capacity to live each moment to its fullest is revealed in a series of adventures in Crete.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : S&S : 1952
ISBN: 9780671211325
Branch Call Number: FIC Kaza ST
Characteristics: 311p


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Jun 17, 2011

If there is one book that can change the way you view, well, nearly everything, it's Zorba the Greek. Zorba shows you a world as it really appears; he is an older man, but he views the world as a child, looking at everything as if it is for the first time.

Jul 23, 2010

standing ovation! excellent philosophical novel.

The novel portraits two contrasting approaches to life—the free-spirited vs. the introspective. The author of the book, Boss, is a stifled bookworm who has lost his ability to enjoy life because of his over-analysis of it. Zorba is a bold, experienced, confident, charming philanderer forged from the blood, sweat and tears of his many adventures.

“To live—Do you know what that means? To undo your belt and look for trouble!”

But, more than anything, it is the underlying theme of death, and Zorba’s constant awareness of it that is at the philosophical core of the novel. Zorba is determined to live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment simply because he is alive - in a godless, meaningless universe. He works the mine wholeheartedly, seduces a former cabaret-singer, fights young village men.

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