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Freedom and Death (Main)

By: Kazantzakis, Nikos

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057117857X / 9780571178575
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United Kingdom
110 x 180 mm, 294 grams 480 pages
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Freedom and Death is Kazantzakis's modern Iliad. The context is Crete in the late nineteenth century, the epic struggle between Greeks and Turks, between Christianity and Islam.

A new uprising takes place to rival those of 1854, 1866 and 1878, and the island is thrown into confusion yet again.

In the village of Megalokastro a Cretan resistance fighter, Captain Michales, is matched by the Turkish bey, his blood-brother.

The life of the local community continues shakily, but is disrupted by explosions of violence.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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