Plot. A kind of spiritual biography or, as Kazantzakis himself terms it, a “report” in the military sense of the word, regarding his goals and endeavours. The author. REPORT TO GRECO. Nikos Kazantzakis New York: Simon and Schuster, Translated from the Greek by P.A. Bien pages. Comments by Bob Corbett. Kazantzakis’s autobiographical novel Report to Greco was one of the last things he wrote before he died. It paints a vivid picture of his childhood in Crete, still.

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Not a log of places visited, nor a log with specific dates, places and people, nor a log when special events occurred.

He uses them, is enlightened and changed by them and given momentary clarity even certainty. Hubris is perhaps the only sin which the universal harmony considers mortal and does not forgive.

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ro A collection of book reviews and essays on books, literature, and writing. The spiritual travels to find himself and his inner soul are fascinating and the geography covered is extensive and with Kazantzakis’ descriptions of the scenery, one feels that they are walking right along side him from Europe to Greece, the Mid East and beyond.

A titanic flow of impressions, life-enriching and rare. The masses went hungry while the great and powerful piled up fortunes. The important thing was that I should find should create a purpose congruent with my own self, and kaantzakis, by following it, reel out my particular desires and abilities to the furthest possible limit.

Report to Greco – Nikos Kazantzakis – – Allen & Unwin – Australia

I kept reading because I wanted to find out if he would eventually describe his beginnings as a writer. They are satisfied, conservative, without anxieties: Rather it is the story of his metaphysical and moral journey through life: Thought provoking and vivid telling of his experiences from child through adult. The majority carry it on their shoulders until they die; there is no one to crucify them. I especially like his account reort asking an elder how he might seek a life of value and success.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. It was a germinal book for me. I read this book many years ago, and I was spiritually changed by it. Surreal and deadly hunt for a serial killer.

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As I pore over this ancient diary now in my old age and see our quixotic campaigns of that time — the ramshackle lance, worm-eaten shield, tin helmet, the mind filled with nobility and wind — I am unable to smile. I wanted to step out and live life so I could write about it, but it took a lot of effort to get me started.