Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Dark Hellenic Romanticism

How many of you are familiar with the Hellenic Writer, Philosopher and Poet Nikos Kazantzakis? He is the creator of many novels , poetry e.t.c. Also apart from his works, he did several translations like Dante`s Divine Comedy, works of Gothe e.t.c. His most famous novels amongst the Non-Hellenic people are two of them that become movies. "The Last Temptation of Christ" (W.Dafoe) and "Zorba" (Anthony Queen). Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) is a very famous writer inside Hellas. Though, most people in the world are not really familiar with his best works. Here is the link that you can read in English (Thanx to Nikos G.) one of them titled "Askitiki-Salvatores Dei" :

N.Kazantzakis was a very controversial writer. It was like different worlds was fighting each other inside his mind. One thing is sure, it definetely worth to give some of your free hours to read his works. If you like Nietzche, Gothe or Schopenhauer , then i`m pretty sure that Kazantzakis will appeal to you a lot!

Unfortunately, most people are not familiar with with the Hellenic Romantic Movement of the 1800`s and 1900`s (Up to 1950). There is not many things translated in English. Me and some other comrades here, we plan for the future to start translating works from various writers, fighters & poets. So everybody intrested , have an eye on this blog. Also , be sure that everytime that i`m finding something translated in English, i`ll be posting it directly here in every detail.

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