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Kazantzakis, Nikos
Odyssey: A Modern Sequel.
Pyrsos, Athens, 1938. First edition of Kazantzakis' masterpiece. Folio, original wrappers as issued. One of 277 numbered copies signed by Nikos Kazantzakis this is number 204. A near fine example. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Nikos Kazantzakis began work on his modern sequel to Homer's Odyssey in 1924, publishing it in 1938 after drafting seven different versions. Kazantzakis considered this his most important work. Following the structure of Homer's Odyssey, it is divided into 24 rhapsodies, consisting of 33,333 17-syllable lines. It was translated into English in 1958 as The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel. "It has been a superhuman effort to record his immense spiritual experience" (Pantelis Prevelakis). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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