The Odyssey [NOOK Book]

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A continuation of Homer’s epic poem, Kazantzakis’s own Odyssey finds Odysseus once again leaving Ithaca on finding that the satisfactions of home and hearth are not as he remembered them. Following an encounter with the former Helen of Troy (now returned to her husband, the king of Sparta, after the ignominious defeat of the Trojans), Odysseus gradually wends his way to Egypt and southward, grappling all the while with questions about the nature of God. Considered by Kazantzakis himself to be one of his most ...
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The Odyssey

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Overview

A continuation of Homer’s epic poem, Kazantzakis’s own Odyssey finds Odysseus once again leaving Ithaca on finding that the satisfactions of home and hearth are not as he remembered them. Following an encounter with the former Helen of Troy (now returned to her husband, the king of Sparta, after the ignominious defeat of the Trojans), Odysseus gradually wends his way to Egypt and southward, grappling all the while with questions about the nature of God. Considered by Kazantzakis himself to be one of his most important works, The Odyssey takes readers on a richly imagined quest for adventure and understanding with one of literature’s most timeless characters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476706856
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1003
  • Sales rank: 655,836
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Crete in 1883. He studied literature and art in Germany and Italy, philosophy under Henri Bergson in Paris and received his law degree from the University of Athens. The Greek Minster of Education in 1945, Kazantzakis was also a dramatist, translator, poet, and travel writer. Among his most famous works are, The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Saviors of God.  He died in October 1957.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2014

    I first fell in love with the story during the mid-1960s, for bo

    I first fell in love with the story during the mid-1960s, for both the story and the writing. I am enjoying the reread.

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    Posted December 18, 2013

    LightBlood

    I am willing to talk to you here about adding new colours. You may automatically add names, just say if its for the first part or the second. If you wish to post both types, use result one for the first part names amd result two for the second part names. Otherwise, please do not post at those results. Use result three to describe and name your cat, if you really wish to share it. Thanks. LightBlood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2001

    Soul-searching Odysseus style

    The poem is excellent! Although it may seem very masculine in tone, the message of the story is grafted onto the theme of freedom in its myriad of manifestations, whether at the physical, emotional, or spiritual level. Because of its superb language, I was captivated by Odysseus's journeys and maniacal yet awe-inspiring dreams of ultimate freedom. His unconventionality makes the reader follow his stance as the journey person (female or male). The story should relate to both men and women, since our society has evolved greatly since the sequel's inception into the literary world. I recommend this book to any person (man or woman) who is enlightened to change his/her life for a signficant meaning. It sounds philisophical but this is the essence of who we are as people. We crave meaning in our lives. Otherwise, pervading emptiness would be our living death, which is worse than dead death itself. Journey on!

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