By Apostolidis Vangelis
Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer and philosopher. He was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1883 and studied law in
Athens and . Paris
Nikos Kazantzakis was greatly influenced by Nietzsche, William James and Berkeley, as well. He visited many countries all over the world such as
Germany, France, Japan,
China, Egypt and
and after his trips he wrote his famous travel books. Some of his most popular
novels are : “Alexis Zorbas the Greek”, “Captain Michalis”, “The Last
Temptation of Christ” and “Report to Greco”. With some of his works he
developed doubts and questions about basic concepts, but the majority of them
referred to his childhood. Palestine
In addition, he wrote poems, as well. He wrote his own Odyssey of 33.333 verses, which were translated in many foreign languages and became very successful abroad.
Nikos Kazantzakis was arguably one of the most important Greek writers of the 20th century and he was a candidate for the Nobel Award. With his works he managed to broaden the horizons of Greek literature. So, we can understand the great importance of his work.
Nikos Kazantzakis died in 1957.His epitaph on his grave reads "I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free." (Δεν ελπίζω τίποτα. Δε φοβάμαι τίποτα. Είμαι λέφτερος.)