FREEDOM OR DEATH

Posted By: triptolemos
FREEDOM OR DEATH

An awesome description of national identiy
Reviewer: A reader from London, United Kingdom
This is the third of Nikos Kazantzakes' novels I have read and it is quite simply brilliant. The power of his writing is captured sympathetically in this english translation. The novel describes the lives of the inhabitants of Megalokastro - a town in Crete and their struggle to live under Turkish occupation. The characters are larger than life and through their choices and mistakes we discover the living spirit of Crete. The struggle for national and religious identity as described by Nikos Kazantzakes is as valid in today's society as it was in 19th Century Crete. The religious parallels and symbolism are woven through poetic prose to provide a narrative which is enchanting. It is a book to be savoured and enjoyed many times over.


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