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doc õ Βίος και πολιτεία του Αλέξη Ζορμπά ✓ Paperback à reflectionslisburnltd ¸ The classic novel international sensation and inspiration for the film starring Anthony uinn explores the struggle between the aesthetic and thTure; he is a character in the great tradition of Sinbad the Sailor Falstaff and Sancho Panza He responds to all that life offers him with passion whether he’s supervising laborers at a mine confronting mad monks in a mountain monastery embellishing the tales of his past adventures or making love Zorba the Greek explores the beauty and pain of existence inviting readers to reevaluate the most important aspects of their lives and live to the fulle Titular Zorba is Don uixote Sancho Panza both An idiot savant yet damn if wisdom doesn't occasionally spurt out of that mega mustachioed mouth Un PC misogynist to the extreme he very much belongs in the annals of literature the creation that in itself is all the plot that the novel reuires since it does not have one to begin with Interest throughout this ebbs flows like the Meditarranean sea along its coast

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The classic novel international sensation and inspiration for the film starring Anthony uinn explores the struggle between the aesthetic and the rational the inner life and the life of the mindThe classic novel Zorba the Greek is the story of two men their incredible friendship and the importance of living life to the fullest Zorba a Greek working man is a larger than life character energetic and unpredictable He accompanies the unnamed narrator to I'm glad I read this book so that in the future I can tell people just how awful it isOf course I've heard of the author's reputation along with that of the movie version of the book so I was very eager to read and savor this book to find out exactly how wonderful it really wasHere's my summary privileged naval gazing student meets presumptuous windbag believes him to be answer to his navel gazing problems women are denigrated left and right reader is left awed at how this ever became popularReally it just is astonishingly bad to contemporary sensibilities Maybe when this was first published in 1946 then in English in 19512 it was a breath of fresh air narrative but whatever was hailed as inspiring or positive about the Zorba character has 65 years later been lost to time and he's now reduced to a caricature of someone who is so chauvinistic that nothing is redeemable at all even if one or two of the things he says are aphorism worthyBut the other 999% isn't worth anything Want to know what his views on women are? They're weak they don't know anything they're easily won over if you grab their breasts really all a woman needs is a man between her legs especially if they're widows and in fact they're happy and grateful and melt if any man gives them any attention which they should be grateful for because really men are doing them a favor And so on For 300 pagesOne woman's emotions are played with for the main characters' amusement but that's okay because she's just an old whore who should be happy to have any attention at all since she's just an old fat lady who's described as such in a hundred different ways every other adjective involving an animal in some wayAnother women is beheaded her HEAD is CUT OFF and thrown into a church courtyard because she basically refused a man's attention and everyone in the town is okay with it because it was the right thing to do The narrator bravely deals with it by saying it was justified since a thousand years ago it was okay so never mind that it happened just now in front of his eyesThe book is just a terrible mess of male centered egocentricity And really the whole subplot with the Sodomite monk killing another monk and getting away with it is strange since the most intimate scenes and relationships happen between men Was it meant to condemn homosexual relations? Was it meant to condemn the religious community for allowing the murder and abuse to occur? Are the terrible people who inhabit the village to be exalted or reviled by the reader? Is someone really supposed to find Zorba's zeal for life inspiring as long as you forget all the bad stuff he says and does including raping womenTruly awful

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Βίος και πολιτεία του Αλέξη ΖορμπάCrete to work in the narrator’s lignite mine and the pair develops a singular relationship The two men couldn’t be further apart The narrator is cerebral modest and reserved; Zorba is unfettered spirited and beyond the reins of civility Over the course of their journey he becomes the narrator’s greatest friend and inspiration and helps him to appreciate the joy of livingZorba has been acclaimed as one of the most remarkable figures in litera I read Zorba the Greek originally titled Alexis Zorba by Nikos Kazantzakis as part of my 2017 classic bingo challenge Considered the 20th century Greek novel most known to American audiences Zorba chronicles the lives of two unlikely friends as they attempt to build a mining empire in Crete Later a movie starring Anthony uinn Zorba is an impassioned novel detailing Greek culture while also going in depth into the souls of two complex men Our narrator first meets Zorba at a tavern in Piraeus Although he has traveled all over Europe and is about to embark for Crete to begin a mining expedition there he is known by sailors as a book worm While his miners toil the narrator is content pouring over a manuscript or reading the teachings of the Buddha At first glance it is apparent that he is not well versed in the ways of the world and amidst the teasing of his companions Zorba appears and insists on leading the team of miners The two set sail for Crete and both an adventure and deep friendship commence While copper mining is the premise for this Greek classic the novel centers on the title character Zorba as he pours out his soul to the narrator The two share a meager hut by the beach and nightly Zorba cooks simple yet hearty meals of fish stew meat chops bread and wine Over food dance music and a Greek guitar called the santuri Zorba regales his friend in the ways of the world He spins captivating yarns about his travels throughout Eurasia and attempts to bring his friend away from books and into the world In addition to Zorba's pearls of wisdom we meet the characters in this remote Cretan village and learn of their way of life National pride runs high at a time when Crete was a separate nation from Greece and each country in Macedonia held distrust of her neighbor Even though Zorba's presence fills a room villagers are skeptical of him at first because he is Greek not Cretan Thus the miners live away from the village slowly building rapport with the town elders all the while regaling each other with the stories of their travels Although slow moving at times I enjoyed learning about early 20th century Greek culture and customs Centered around a Greek Orthodox calendar the monastery and church as well as the protagonists' beliefs play a large role in the novel We are regaled with traditional food dances and festivals that may not be well known outside of the Mediterranean Zorba even though he is worldly still appears to be a religious person and dreams of opening his own monastery together with the narrator Although he attempts to conuer every woman he encounters including the town siren Dame Hortense with whom he shares a special relationship Zorba does not miss church on important festivals making his a life of contradictions Despite his and others' treatment of women I viewed this as normal of the time and place and allowed myself to be swept up in Zorba's tales Zorba the Greek merited inclusion on the Boklubben of Norway one hundred classic book list Sad and wistful at times it is a beautiful story of a man who is larger than life and an era gone by The narrator who appears to be a fictional character based on Kazantzakis' own life weaves a poignant tale of his and Zorba's lives together as they attempt to conuer Crete Alexis Zorba appeared as a man larger than life and transported me to another era where time slows down and people slowly pass time by strumming the santuri while sipping wine and eating halvah I thoroughly enjoyed reading this Greek classic and rate it a full bright 5 stars