Books to Honor Nikos Kazantzakis on His Birthday

The bust of Nikos Kazantzakis in Heraklion, Crete. Photo: (cs: Nikos Armutidis, foto George Groutas from Idalion, Cyprus, via Wikimedia Commons)

In honor of the late, world-renowned author Nikos Kazantzakis’ 136th birthday, The National Herald takes a look back at the essential books by Kazantzakis to add to your reading list. From his classic novel Zorba the Greek to his lesser known works and books for younger readers, Kazantzakis offers thought-provoking writing to impress readers even to this day.

Born on February 18, 1883 in Heraklion, Crete, Kazantzakis studied law at the University of Athens and philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris. …

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