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Freedom and Death

Nikos Kazantzakis

Freedom and Death, by Nikos Kazantzakis, is a modern Iliad, set in Crete in the late nineteenth century during the epic struggle between Greeks and Turks, between Christianity and Islam.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571178575
Date Published
01.11.1995
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Summary

Freedom and Death is Kazantzakis’s modern Iliad. The context is Crete in the late nineteenth century, the epic struggle between Greeks and Turks, between Christianity and Islam. A new uprising takes place to rival those of 1854, 1866 and 1878, and the island is thrown into confusion yet again. In the village of Megalokastro a Cretan resistance fighter, Captain Michales, is matched by the Turkish bey, his blood-brother. The life of the local community continues shakily, but is disrupted by explosions of violence.

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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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