Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
Reviewer: Kim Duckett, Principal Librarian for Digital Technologies and Learning, NCSU Libraries
Zorba the Greek traces the friendship that develops between “The Boss,” a young intellectual and Zorba, an older, passionate, fiery man of the earth. It’s a fabulous philosophical exploration of the tensions between the mind, body, and spirit. Kazantzakis’ prose is fecund and heady. His exploration of ideas is rich and permeating. I couldn’t believe I’d never read it.