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The Selected Letters of Nikos Kazantzakis
Nikos Kazantzakis
Edited and translated by Peter Bien

Book Description | Reviews
Introduction [in PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction ix
His Importance ix
A Maniacal Epistolographer x
Completeness xi
Annotations xi
Transliteration xi
Acknowledgments xii
Chronology xvii

The Letters

ChapterI: At Law School in Athens
1902 Letters 1
1903 Letters 10
1904 Letters 18
1905 Letters 24
1906 Letters 30
1907 Letters 34

ChapterII: Pursuing Graduate Studies in Paris
1907 Letters, continued 37
1908 Letters 38

ChapterIII: Politically Active in Greece
1909 Letters 46
1911 Letters 48
1912 Letters 50
1913 Letters 55
1914 Letters 56
1915 Letters 61
1917 Letters 66
1918 Letters 72
1919 Letters 78
1920 Letters 82

ChapterIV: Fleeing Greece; Resident in Austria, Germany, Italy
1922 Letters 84
1923 Letters 141
1924 Letters 191

ChapterV: • Meets Eleni Samiou; Begins Odyssey; Divorces Galatea; Travels to Soviet Union
1924 Letters, continued 206
1925 Letters 215
1926 Letters 231
1927 Letters 245

ChapterVI: Resident Almost Eighteen Months in the Soviet Union
1927 Letters, continued 272
1928 Letters 291
1929 Letters 323

ChapterVII: Trying to Make a Career Outside of Greece, Especially in Spain
1929 Letters, continued 349
1930 Letters 368
1931 Letters 385
1932 Letters 409
1933 Letters 439

ChapterVIII: Back in Greece, Having Failed Elsewhere; Traveling in Far East; Odyssey Completed and Published; Visit to England
1933 Letters, continued 460
1934 Letters 476
1935 Letters 480
1936 Letters 495
1937 Letters 501
1938 Letters 510
1939 Letters 516
1940 Letters 529

ChapterIX: Confined to Aegina during the German
Occupation; Writes Zorba and Many Plays;
Begins to Translate Homer’s Iliad
1941 Letters 537
1942 Letters 545
1943 Letters 559
1944 Letters 590

ChapterX: In Athens during Round Two of the Civil War; Resolves to Help Liberated Greece via Political Action; Briefly a Cabinet Minister; Marries Eleni Samiou
1944 Letters, continued 600
1945 Letters 600
1946 Letters 609

ChapterXI : Final Exile: Resides Briefly in England, Then in France; Writes Final Novels and Plays; Travels to China
1946 Letters, continued 615
1947 Letters 632
1948 Letters 657
1949 Letters 676
1950 Letters 689
1951 Letters 709
1952 Letters 727
1953 Letters 742
1954 Letters 747
1955 Letters 772
1956 Letters 808
1957 Letters 833

References Cited 853
Index 859

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