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God’s Pauper

Nikos Kazantzakis
Translated by P. A. Bien

A fictional biography of St. Francis of Assisi, narrated by Frate Leone, a humble beggar who wanders the Earth in search of God.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571204939
Date Published
10.01.2000
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Summary

On reaching Assisi he meets Francis, a rich young noble who is tormented by a similar quest. Francis believes that God is speaking to him through Leone. He thus abadons his life of opulence, comes into conflict with his father and, following divine orders, goes out into the world to preach love, the ideal of poverty and the rejection of material goods. Leone follows him and stands by him up until his death.

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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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