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Nikos Kazantzakis (I) (1883–1957)

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Heraklion, Crete (Greece). He studied Law in Athens and in Paris, but soon he studied philosophy and literature. He travelled almost everywhere; he learnt many foreign languages and left his scientific research for Nitsche. At philosophy: "Ascetics" (Salvatores Dei, 1927), script that expresses the writer's belief for ... See full bio »

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 1987 Iera Moni Sina (Documentary) (book)
 1977 Kriti kai neoellines poiites (Documentary short) (poem)
 1975 Christophe Colomb (TV Movie)
 1975 O Hristos xanastavronetai (TV Series) (novel - 17 episodes)
- Episode #1.17 (1975) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.16 (1975) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.15 (1975) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.14 (1975) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.13 (1975) ... (novel)
 1973 Diavlos Y (Short) (book "Askitiki")
 1972 Sorbas (TV Movie) (novel "Alexis Sorbas")
 1969 Christ Recrucified (TV Mini-Series) (novel "The Greek Passion" - 6 episodes)
- In Vain, My Christ, in Vain (1969) ... (novel "The Greek Passion")
- The Savage Face of Christ (1969) ... (novel "The Greek Passion")
- The Pope's Curse (1969) ... (novel "The Greek Passion")
- The Rising Path (1969) ... (novel "The Greek Passion")
- The Spirit and the Flesh (1969) ... (novel "The Greek Passion")
 1964 Zorba the Greek (from the novel by)
 1957 He Who Must Die (novel "O Hristos Xanastavronetai")
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 1999 Dogma (humble thanks)

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Kazantzakis also wrote a book entiled The Greek Passion which was translated from the Greek version. This novel was published in 1953

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He lost the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature to Albert Camus by one vote. Camus claimed that Kazantzakis deserved the honour "a hundred times more" than himself.

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