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The Resource Symposium, [by] Nikos Kazantzakis. Translated by Theodora Vasils and Themi Vasils

Symposium, [by] Nikos Kazantzakis. Translated by Theodora Vasils and Themi Vasils

Label
Symposium
Title
Symposium
Statement of responsibility
[by] Nikos Kazantzakis. Translated by Theodora Vasils and Themi Vasils
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • gre
  • eng
Summary
The manuscript of this one of the earliest (1922) works of the author of Zorba the Greek and The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, who lost the Nobel Prize to Albert Camus in 1957, was only recently rediscovered and published in Greece with the help of the author's wife. The editors offer various reasons why Kazantzakis may have "forgotten" it, but neglect the most obvious -- that Symposium was never completed to the author's satisfaction, that it is inferior to his later work, that he probably never intended its publication. Modeled somewhat along the lines of the Platonic forebear (Kazantzakis translated Plato), the modern symposium ("drinking party") brings together Arpagos, seeker after God and liberation, and three of his comrades -- the political revolutionary man of action, the poet, and the athlete -- and contrasts their "philosophies." The tension between the contemplative life and action is a major theme of both this and later books . Arpagos' story of his spiritual exploration takes the form of a highly rhetorical confession about his wanderings among the monasteries of Mt. Athos
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1883-1957
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kazantzakis, Nikos
Dewey number
889/.3/32
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA5610.K39
LC item number
S913 1975
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Contemplation
  • Spiritual life
Label
Symposium, [by] Nikos Kazantzakis. Translated by Theodora Vasils and Themi Vasils
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm01085677
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780690005813
Lccn
74018393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)01085677
Label
Symposium, [by] Nikos Kazantzakis. Translated by Theodora Vasils and Themi Vasils
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm01085677
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780690005813
Lccn
74018393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)01085677

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