Tag Archives: Nikos Kazantzakis

Nerding Out in Crete: My Kazantzakis Pilgrimage


Since first reading Zorba the Greek for a course during my senior year of college, Nikos Kazantzakis has become very dear to me, representing all at once my primary research interest, the instigator of much of my epistemological curiosity, and … Continue reading

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“Woe to him who has slaked his thirst!”: Nikos Kazantzakis and the Greek Spirit


“Grandfather,” he said, seizing the old man’s hands, “I hear that you have lived like a great oak tree. You have breathed storms, suffered, triumphed, struggled, labored for a hundred years. How has life seemed to you during those hundred … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life


If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be an English teacher in Greece for a day, you’re about to find out! November 19, 2010 5.45 – Alarm goes off. Grumble grumble grumble. 5.47 – Oh, wait. I’m … Continue reading

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A smattering of tidbits in alphabetical order.


(Say “smattering” and “tidbit” out loud. …Are you doing it? I’m serious. …There! Wasn’t that fun? …Are you saying it a second time? Couldn’t resist, could you? Thought so. Good.) On Americans in Thessaloniki: There are tons! On top of … Continue reading

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