200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1951

N. Kazantzakis publishes “The Last Temptation”

Kazantzakis is the foremost well-known and comprehensive Greek writer abroad. His works have been translated to numerous languages and have been adapted in theater, cinema and television. Nikos Kazantzakis’ (1883-1957) wandering soul produced an ample and fierce bibliography. Exuberant, ascetic, metaphysical, meditative, ambitious and passionate as a writer, he loved the large scale in composition but considered himself a poet. His mark on Greek literature was made after WWII. His religious and philosophical views are manifested in his books “The Saviors of God” and “The Last Temptation of Christ.”