New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958. First American Edition. Cloth. Small heavy quarto (9 3/4" x 6 1/2"), blue buckram with gold lettering on spine and front cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial golden dust jacket (price-clipped) with a tiny ship and Greek designs designed by Miriam Woods, translated from the Greek with Introduction and notes by Kimon Friar, xxxviii + 824 pages +  About the Author .. Translator .. Illustrator. Weight: 2 lbs. 12 oz. Fine / Near Fine. Item #6168
Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 – 1957) was a Greek writer considered a giant of modern Greek literature, He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature nine times.
Kazantzakis' best known novels are Zorba the Greek (First English ed. 1952), The Last Temptation of Christ (1955); and his masterwork, THE ODYSSEY: A MODERN SEQUEL (First American Ed., 1958). He also wrote plays, travel books, memoirs and philosophical essays. His fame spread due to movies of ZORBA the Greek (1964) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).
Condition: Remarkably Fine copy in NF dust jacket: especially given its size and weight. Cloth is tight, bright, and clean. Dust jacket is bright, remarkably clean, with a hard-to-see 3" diagonal thin streak across the lower portion of the dj's front panel and minute wear to its edges.