Plot. A kind of spiritual biography or, as Kazantzakis himself terms it, a “report” in the military sense of the word, regarding his goals and endeavours. The author. REPORT TO GRECO. Nikos Kazantzakis New York: Simon and Schuster, Translated from the Greek by P.A. Bien pages. Comments by Bob Corbett. Kazantzakis’s autobiographical novel Report to Greco was one of the last things he wrote before he died. It paints a vivid picture of his childhood in Crete, still.

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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Learn more about Amazon Prime. At one point, Kazantzakis is telling anecdotes of his encounters with common people that are so touching they move me to tears. For then at last I would be collaborating harmoniously with the totality of the universe.

Souvenirs de ma vie, translated into French by Repoft Saunier, Paris: But once one accepts this and reads the book as more an historical philosophical journey, the more valuable and believable the book is. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Although all these had once been spirit urging him to ascend, they had turned to leaden matter in the course of time and had collapsed halfway along in the journey.

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But hey, that’s me However, I have no doubt he knew well where his life lived up to his ideal and where it failed. The Team of Seven finally confront the alien-possessed psychopaths they have been hunting. His course is a red line which perforates men as though they were a chaplet of skulls. I was not interested in finding what kazantzzkis purpose was objectively – this, I divined, was impossible and futile – but simply what purpose I, of my own free will, could give it in accord with my spiritual and intellectual needs.


Want to Read saving…. But we do not want the world to disappear, nor do we want Christ to load it on His shoulders and transfer it to heaven.


His remarkable travels began in and there were few countries in Europe or Asia that he didn’t visit. Happy the youth who believes that his duty is to remake the world and bring it more in accord with virtue and justice, more in accord with his own heart. God be with you. Don’t have a Kindle? He repeatedly denounces the hope and fear which he sees dominating the people of Earth and which drives them to the fanaticism which cripples them into looking for an ideal heaven or equally despicable, being saved from hell rather than embracing the world as it rreport.

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The freedom of mixing fact and fiction allows him the license to make this a rather pure ascent and admittedly aggrandize his person a good deal. Humans must ally themselves with true beasts to overcome a dark power grexo morphs humans into animals and binds them to its will.


If, however, I wished to designate which people left their traces imbedded most deeply in my soul, Kazanttzakis would perhaps designate Homer, Buddha, Nietzsche, Bergson, and Zorba. If you are a seller for this product, would you rport to suggest updates through seller support? This is a world of process not achievement. A fellowship of alien-possessed psychopaths throw a party at which they plan to slaughter all the guests.

Touchstone; Fifth Printing edition August 15, Language: Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive? It was very hard to stay with it and figure out what the hell he is really talking about for several pages near the end.

Report to Greco

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Start reading Report to Greco on your Kindle in under ot minute. My schedule hasn’t allowed me the pleasure to read it the second time yet, but I am definitely looking forward to it. Rather, he tells us straight out that he has mixed truth with fiction for better effect. And if I did not give my life a purpose, how would Kazzntzakis be able to engage in action?

As I roamed her various republics and villages, I shuddered from sacred awe. Read more Read less.

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