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The Last Temptation

Nikos Kazantzakis

Last Temptation by Nikos Kazantzakis is a classic novel – blacklisted by the Vatican, filmed by Scorsese – labelled variously heretical, blasphemous and as a masterpiece.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571178568
Date Published
10.11.1995
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Summary

Kazantzakis’s classic novel, blacklisted by the Vatican, filmed by Scorsese, has been labelled heretical, blasphemous, and also a masterpiece. His Christ is an epic conception, wholly original.

‘When Kazantzakis describes the raising of Lazarus, the early life of Mary Magdalene, the domestic lives of Martha and Mary, it is as if an old box of lantern slides had suddenly become a moving picture. The author has achieved a new and moving interpretation of a truly human Christ.’ Times Literary Supplement

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Nikos Kazantzakis was born in 1883 in Herakleion on the island of Crete. During the Cretan revolt of 1897 his family was sent to the island of Naxos, where he attended the French School of the Holy Cross. From 1902 to 1906 he studied law at Athens University. He worked first as a journalist and throughout a long career wrote…

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