The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:1527524221

Total Pages:184

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Adopting a pluralist approach, this book presents a detailed analysis of Zorba the Greek (1946), by Nikos Kazantzakis, recognised as one of the greatest writers Greece has produced since the days of Homer and the Ancient Greek dramatists. Acclaimed both as a modern classic and as an international bestseller, the novel has increasingly gained popularity not only in the Western world, but also in East Asia. This text reads Kazantzakis’s novel from five different critical perspectives: formalist, existentialist, feminist, ecocritical, and intercultural. As such, it will be useful to literary critics, scholars, and general readers, as well as any person interested in literary criticism and theory.

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Zorba the Greek

Author:Nikos Kazantzakis

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1439144664

Total Pages:320

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The classic novel, international sensation, and inspiration for the film starring Anthony Quinn explores the struggle between the aesthetic and the rational, the inner life and the life of the mind. The 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 Crete 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 living. Zorba has been acclaimed as one of the most remarkable figures in literature; 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 fullest.

God's Struggler

Author:Darren J. N. Middleton,Peter Bien

Publisher:Mercer University Press

ISBN:9780865544994

Total Pages:236

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Argues that while Nikos Kazantzakis may have occupied the so-called borderlands between belief and unbelief throughout much of his career, he nonetheless possessed, or was possessed by, an intense awareness of the sacred. These 11 essays analyze in detail Kazantzakis's lifelong struggle to give voic

Zorba el griego

Author:Nikos Kazantzakis

Publisher:Acantilado

ISBN:8417346392

Total Pages:384

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Esta novela escrita entre 1941 y 1943, en la que se inspiró la película protagonizada por Anthony Quinn e Irene Papas, narra la historia de Zorba, un hombre sencillo y un apasionado de la vida que nos descubre su singular sentido de la libertad, el amor y el coraje: "Si hoy tuviera que elegir en el mundo entero un guía espiritual, un "gurú" como lo llaman los indios [...], seguro que elegiría a Zorba. Porque él tenía lo que un escritorzuelo necesita para salvarse: la mirada primigenia que, de un flechazo, atrapa su presa en vuelo; el instinto creativo, cada mañana renovado, de mirarlo siempre todo como si fuese por primera vez, devolviendo la virginidad a los elementos eternos—viento, mar, fuego, mujer, pan—de nuestra vida cotidiana". Un libro impetuoso, apasionado y lleno de vida, que nos arrastra a esa sensación originaria de plenitud que sólo la literatura de verdad puede alcanzar. "Maravillosa evocación de un paisaje, además de un bosquejo de un temperamento tan característicamente griego como el de Ulises. Un libro fascinante". Lawrence Durrell "Kazantzakis fue un existencialista de primera hora angustiado por entender las potencias de la condición humana, que, a su juicio, debían de satisfacer doblemente las exigencias del cuerpo y del alma, de la carne y del espíritu". Manuel Hidalgo, El Mundo "Siempre llevo a Zorba en mi bolsillo. Me recuerda que cada mañana hay que verlo todo con ojos nuevos, como si fuera la primera vez". Arturo San Agustín, La Vanguardia "Zorba el griego es un canto a la vitalidad, al goce de lo instantáneo, de lo inmediato, de todo eso que nadie da importancia. Un canto a la vida total". J. Ernesto Ayala-DIP, El Correo Español "Kazantzakis destila las esencias hedonistas y a la vez trágicas de la civilización mediterránea construida sobre los pilares de la tolerancia. Zorba es el anti Bartleby de Herman Melville". Antonio Bordón, La Provincia "Una invitación a la vida y una crítica a quien defiende que la existencia ha de contemplarse parapetado tras la barrera y a aquellos que se sienten en un plano superior por su posición social y cultural". Héctor J. Porto, La Voz de Galicia "Zorba es el anti Bartleby de Herman Melville. Un canto a la vida, a la ingenuidad y a la ternura". Antonio Bordón, La Opinión de Tenerife "Una obra impetuosa, apasionada y llena de vida". Faro de Vigo

Opa!

Author:Arthur C. Cosmas

Publisher:Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN:1632991985

Total Pages:226

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What it means to be Greek ​In Opa!, author Arthur Cosmas presents a loving portrait of what it was like to be brought up as a Greek American in the Greek community in the United States during the 1950s. Some of the topics the author covers include the Greek family, Greek holidays and religion, the Mediterranean diet—healthy as well as unhealthy—the agora, assimilation, chaos, superstitions, and the evil eye. In this engaging and lovable portrayal of Greeks, the author relates facts about Greek culture and then brings these elements to life through true-life anecdotes about his family. Entertaining and informative, Opa! is a look into Greek heritage and traditions. This delightful book will make you laugh, it might revive affectionate memories of what it was like for you growing up, and it will remind you that we are all more alike than we are different.

Study Guide to Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Author:Intelligent Education

Publisher:Influence Publishers

ISBN:1645423573

Total Pages:120

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Nikos Kazantzakis’ Zorba the Greek, the internationally acclaimed novel of opposing forces. As a tale of Greek’s Great Famine during WWII, Zorba the Greek gives a fresh perspective on the duality between body and mind, beauty and pain, feeling and thinking. Moreover, Kazantzakis empowers readers to pursue life like Zorba. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Kazantzakis’ classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Spiritual Films

Author:Jim Piper

Publisher:Trafford Publishing

ISBN:146693025X

Total Pages:236

Viewed:1605

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For decades, centuries even, when people thought of spirituality, they thought only of religion. I aim to stretch the tent of spirituality in this e-book to include secular experience. My particular approach to secular spirituality is through the medium of film. Characters in the 43 films I discuss come to spirituality without religion. In some of these films, religion nibbles at the edges of events, as when, in the Brazilian film Central Station, Dora, the cynical letter writer leaves hard-bitten Rio with a boy she hopes to return to his father and finds herself surrounded by evangelicals, shrines, and churches. She does not have any kind of religious conversion, but there is no denying that the piety of the countryside softened her and escorted her into spirituality. Now and then I quote assorted Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and Jews, but usually only when their remarks throw light on secular matters. I have avoided relying on muddled mystics who write about the Great Turning Cosmic Oneness of Everything. I dont know what they are talking about.

Spiritual Films

Author:James Piper

Publisher:Trafford Publishing

ISBN:1466996161

Total Pages:232

Viewed:1542

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For decades, centuries even, when people thought of spirituality, they thought only of religion. I aim to stretch the tent of spirituality in this e-book to include secular experience. My particular approach to secular spirituality is through the medium of film. Characters in the 43 films I discuss come to spirituality without religion. In some of these films, religion nibbles at the edges of events, as when, in the Brazilian film Central Station, Dora, the cynical letter writer, leaves hard-bitten Rio with a boy she hopes to return to his father and finds herself surrounded by evangelicals, shrines, and churches. She does not have any kind of religious conversion, but there is no denying that the piety of the countryside softened her and escorted her into spirituality. Now and then I quote assorted Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and Jews, but usually only when their remarks throw light on secular matters. I have avoided relying on muddled mystics who write about the Great Turning Cosmic Oneness of Everything. I dont know what they are talking about.

Intersubjectivity and the Double

Author:Brian Seitz

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137563753

Total Pages:157

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This book extends philosophy’s engagement with the double beyond hierarchized binary oppositions. Brian Seitz explores the double as a necessary ontological condition or figure that gets represented, enacted, and performed repeatedly and in a myriad of configurations. Seitz suggests that the double in all of its forms is simultaneously philosophy’s shadow, its nemesis, and the condition of its possibility. This book expands definitions and investigations of the double beyond the confines of philosophy, suggesting that the concept is at work in many other fields including politics, cultural narratives, literature, mythology, and psychology. Seitz approaches the double by means of a series of case studies and by engaging loosely in eidetic variation, a methodological maneuver borrowed from phenomenology. The book explores the ways in which wide-ranging instances of the double are connected by the dynamics of intersubjectivity.

Positive Psychology at the Movies

Author:Ryan M Niemiec,Danny Wedding

Publisher:Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN:1616764430

Total Pages:502

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For educators, practitioners, researchers, and everyone striving for personal growth and a fulfilling life! This completely revised edition of a classic in the field provides a unique way to learn about positive psychology and what is right and best about human beings. Positive Psychology at the Movies now reviews nearly 1,500 movies, includes dozens of evocative film images, and is replete with practical aids to learning. Positive psychology is one of the most important modern developments in psychology. Films brilliantly illustrate character strengths and other positive psychology concepts and inspire new ways of thinking about human potential. Positive Psychology at the Movies uses movies to introduce the latest research, practices, and concepts in this field of psychology. This book systematically discusses each of the 24 character strengths, balancing film discussion, related psychological research, and practical applications. Practical resources include a syllabus for a positive psychology course using movies, films suitable for children, adolescents, and families, and questions likely to inspire classroom and therapy discussions. Positive Psychology at the Movies was written for educators, students, practitioners, and researchers, but anyone who loves movies and wants to change his or her life will find it inspiring and relevant. Watching the movies recommended in this book will help the reader practice the skill of strengths-spotting in themselves and others and support personal growth and self-improvement. Read this book to learn more about positive psychology – and watch these films to become a better person!

Semiotics and Visual Communication III

Author:Evripides Zantides

Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:1527543323

Total Pages:673

Viewed:1760

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The chapters in this book consist of selected papers that were presented at the 3rd International Conference and Poster Exhibition on Semiotics and Visual Communication at the Cyprus University of Technology in November 2017. They investigate the theme of the third conference, “The Semiotics of Branding”, and look at branding and brand design as endorsing a reputation and inhabiting a status of almost mythical proportion that has triumphed over the past few decades. Emerging from its forerunner (corporate identity) to incorporate advertising, consumer lifestyles and attitudes, image-rights, market-research, customisation, global expansion, sound and semiotics, and “the consumer-as-the-brand”, the word “branding” currently appears to be bigger than its own umbrella definition. From tribal markers, such as totems, scarifications and tattoos, to emblems of power, language, fashion, architectural space, insignias of communal groups, heraldic devices, religious and political symbols, national flags and the like, a form of branding is at work that responds to the need to determine the presence and interaction of specific groups, persons or institutions through shared codes of meaning.

Hold Fast the Mountain Pass

Author:Theodora Vasils

Publisher:Government Institutes

ISBN:9780761852537

Total Pages:290

Viewed:1428

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This book narrates Kazantzakis' life —- his poverty, his life in exile, his struggle as a writer groping for a 'voice,' and describes the conditions under which that voice brought forth the prolific range of work that included The Odyssey, Zorba the Greek, and the controversial Last Temptation of Christ.

Greek Modernism and Beyond

Author:Dimitris Tziovas

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN:1461637104

Total Pages:288

Viewed:1737

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Although it is one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of Greek culture, Greek modernism has received little scholarly attention as a literary and cultural phenomenon. A wide variety of competing, often clashing discourses and approaches characterize the study of Greek modernism. In this landmark volume, scholars from three continents provide a framework in which developments in prose, poetry, and drama can be studied together. The contributors seek to redefine the contours of Greek modernism, to reassess its impact on Greek culture, to explore the fringes of the movement. Special attention is paid to the role of the avant-garde in Greece and the emergence of postmodern trends in Greek culture. Greek Modernism and Beyond is valuable reading for students and scholars of Greek and European literature.

Tanbûr Long-Necked Lutes along the Silk Road and beyond

Author:Hans de Zeeuw

Publisher:Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN:1789691702

Total Pages:206

Viewed:400

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This book is divided into two main parts: ‘The Tanbûr Tradition’ discusses the origin, history, construction and playing techniques of tanbûrs; ‘The Tanbûr Family’ focusses on long-necked lutes as a family of musical instruments. After a short introduction, the construction, playing technique, and musical traditions are discussed.

A Year of Movies

Author:Ivan Walters

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:1442245603

Total Pages:454

Viewed:1017

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This book lists 365 films, one for each day of the year, organized by the date on which at least one scene in the movie occurs on that date. For example, The Longest Day, a movie about the 1944 Normandy invasion, is the entry for June 6. For some films the scene that occurred on the date only lasts a few moments, but is pivotal to the film; for others it takes up most of the film’s running time. The entries note the time in which the representative scene takes place, as well as the evidence for the film choice—either the time in the film when the date is referenced or a source that cites the date. In addition to plot summaries, the entries for each date include details about the film, personnel behind the camera, and major stars and their characters. The book also identifies the release date, running time, major awards, and alternate films. The film buff or the casual movie watcher can use this book to answer the question: What movie should I watch tonight?

Anglistic Papers

Author:Bernd-Peter Liegener

Publisher:tredition

ISBN:374825024X

Total Pages:168

Viewed:1995

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These essays and studies are not designed to give an overview of English Language and literature. They are, however, a good inspiration for the occupation with the manyfold fields of Anglistics.

Kazantzakis’ Philosophical and Theological Thought

Author:Jerry H. Gill

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3319938339

Total Pages:150

Viewed:1903

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This book explores the philosophical and theological thought of Nikos Kazantzakis. Kazantzakis is a well-known and highly influential Greek writer, having authored such works as Zorba the Greek and The Last Temptation of Christ, among many others. This volume focuses on the over-arching themes of Kazantzakis’ work, namely the importance of the natural world, the nature of humanity, and the nature of God, by means of an analysis of his major novels and other writings. Along the way attention is given to the views of the important scholars who have interacted with Kazantzakis’s works, including Peter Bien, Darren Middleton, and Daniel Dombrowski.

Enduring Heart, The: Spirituality for the Long Haul

Author:Wilkie Au

Publisher:Paulist Press

ISBN:1616436557

Total Pages:N.A

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A guidebook for traveling the road of middle age that acts as a type of "spiritual Triple-A Club," providing both a map for middle life's journey and roadside assistance for those who find themselves stuck along the way.

The Great Yes

Author:Christoph Quarch,Alexander Merrow,Christine Teufel

Publisher:Christoph Quarch

ISBN:3985515344

Total Pages:188

Viewed:1624

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How to fall in love with Plato, get relaxed with Socrates and find the meaning of life despite Kant. Mankind's most precious resource is neither gold or data - it is Meaning. Meaning seems to run short in our epoch. So how can we access it? Meaning is what captivates and excites us, what we experience with all our senses. But behold, we cannot make sense merely on our own. Meaning is a gift happening to us whenever we are openhearted, openminded and receptive. Then we can respond to life by saying Yes without any ifs and buts. What do we need to start making sense?

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Author:Peter Boxall

Publisher:Cassell

ISBN:1844037193

Total Pages:960

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Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.