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Alexander the Great. A Novel. Translated by Theodora Vasilis

KAZANTZAKIS, NIKOS

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ISBN 10: 082140654X / ISBN 13: 9780821406540
Editorial: Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, 1982
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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8vo, x + 222pp. With mapped endpapers and black & white illustrations by Virgil Burnett. Hardcover, bound in original brick cloth with light brown dustjacket. In very good condition. Binding and hinges are intact and firm. Text is crisp, clean, and unmarked. This is an ex-library copy, but the markings are minimal. The dustjacket is unclipped and in very good condition, now protected in a new clear Mylar wrapper. N° de ref. de la librería 006506

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Título: Alexander the Great. A Novel. Translated by ...

Editorial: Ohio University Press, Athens, OH

Año de publicación: 1982

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Book

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Nikos Kazantzakis is no stranger to the heroes of Greek antiquity. In this historical novel based on the life of Alexander the Great, Kazantzakis has drawn on both the rich tradition of Greek legend and the documented manuscripts from the archives of history to recreate an Alexander in all his many-faceted images—Alexander the god; Alexander the descendant of Heracles performing the twelve labors; Alexander the mystic, the daring visionary destined to carry out a divine mission; Alexander the flesh-and-blood mortal who, on occasion, is not above the common soldier’s brawling and drinking.

The novel, which resists the temptation to portray Alexander in the mantle of purely romantic legend, covers his life from age fifteen to his death at age thirty-two. It opens with Alexander’s first exploit, the taming of the horse, Bucephalas, and is seen in great part through the eyes of his young neighbor who eventually becomes an officer in his army and follows him on his campaign to conquer the world.

The book, which was written primarily as an educational adjunct for young readers, is intended for the adult mind as well, and like the legends of old, is entertaining as well as instructive for readers of all ages. It was originally published in Greece in serial form in 1940, and was republished in a complete volume in 1979.

About the Author:

"Nikos Kazantzakis, author of poems, novels, essays, plays, and travel books, was arguably the most important and most translated Greek writer and philosopher of the 20th century. [more]" from Nikos Kazantzakis's biography on WikipediaTheodora Vasils has translated several works by Nikos Kazantzakis. Among her other translated works are short stories published in various literary journals, and a book of poetry, In Another Light, by Koralia Theotokas.

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