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Peter Bien focuses on Kazantzakis' obsession with the demotic, the language "on the lips of the people," showing how it governed his writing, his ambition, and his involvement in Greek politics and educational reform. Kazantzakis' obsession worked against him in his Odyssey and found its natural vehicle only in his translation of Homer's Iliad and his novels, Zorba the Greek, The Last Temptation of Christ, and The Greek Passion.

Originally published in 1972.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Prefatory Note
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-2
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. Part 1 The Historical Background
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. 1. Language Question
  2. pp. 13-34
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  1. 2. Korais
  2. pp. 35-63
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  1. 3. The Atticizers and Psiharis
  2. pp. 64-90
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  1. 4. The Response
  2. pp. 91-125
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  1. 5. Later Developments
  2. pp. 126-146
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  1. Part 2 The Demoticism of Kazantzakis
  2. pp. 147-148
  1. 6. Initial Development and Activism
  2. pp. 149-203
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  1. 7. The Odyssey, Iliad, and Other Writings
  2. pp. 204-261
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 262-264
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 265-278
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 279-291
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400867332
MARC Record
OCLC
905863140
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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