At the Palaces of Knossos



With The Help Of The Princess Ariadne And Other Friends In The Palace At Crete, Theseus Enters The Labyrinth And Slays The Hideous Minotaur, Thus Spearheading The Resistance Of The Athenian People Against King MinosAt the Palaces of Knossos

Nikos Kazantzakis Greek was a prolific Greek writer, whose works include essays, novels, poems, tragedies, travel books, and translations of such classics as Dante s The Divine Comedy and J.W von Goethe s Faust Like his hero, Odysseus, Kazantzakis lived most of his artistic life outside Greece except for the years of World War II I am a mariner of Odysseus with heart of fire but with mind ruthless and clear, Kazantzakis wrote in TODA RABA 1934 Several of the author s novels deal with the history and culture of his own country, and the mystical relationship between man and God In 1957 he lost the Nobel Prize by a single vote to the French writer Albert Camus.

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  • Hardcover
  • 219 pages
  • At the Palaces of Knossos
  • Nikos Kazantzakis
  • English
  • 10 February 2017
  • 0821408798

10 thoughts on “At the Palaces of Knossos

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    This is one of the hardest reviews to write, because I can t really say much about this book I really enjoyed the story because I love all the myths included in this book and the era it was based on, but I found the way some issues were treated very disappointing The writing definitely didn t help since it s supposed to be targeted towards teenagers, as if teenagers aren t thinking people At first I thought it would be a really fun read for kids but as the book progressed I disagreedand This is one of the hardest reviews to write, because I can t really say much about this book I really enjoyed the story because I love all the myths included in this book and the era it was based on, but I found the way some issues were treated very disappointing The writing definitely didn t help since it s supposed to be targeted towards teenagers, as if teenagers aren t thinking people At first I thought it would be a really fun read for kids but as the book progressed I disagreedandwith the universal values this book tried to promote Maybe it s all that social psychology I ve studied the past four years, but I can t just accept big words without any justification any And last but not least, I tried to shrug off the inevitable is it though racism and sexism that comes along with old books, but I did a rather poor job

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    I enjoyed this very clever retelling of the Theseus Ariadne Minotaur myth Written originally for a Greek youth periodical, this seems like one of Kazantzakis minor works I don t feel it reaches the stature of his internationally famous works The translation doesn t seem especially good I imagine the Greek original is better, although I know only a few words of Greek I did get a sense of Kazantzakis talent and creativity He also mixed in some of the Daedalus Icarus and Phaedra myths How I enjoyed this very clever retelling of the Theseus Ariadne Minotaur myth Written originally for a Greek youth periodical, this seems like one of Kazantzakis minor works I don t feel it reaches the stature of his internationally famous works The translation doesn t seem especially good I imagine the Greek original is better, although I know only a few words of Greek I did get a sense of Kazantzakis talent and creativity He also mixed in some of the Daedalus Icarus and Phaedra myths How Ariadne hit upon the idea of having Theseus retracing his steps from the labyrinth was ingenious I liked the portrayal of the Minotaur although he was a monster, I felt sorry for him I understood the main theme of the story to be the old civilization Minoan Crete giving way to the new Golden Age Athens the Bronze Age yielding to the Iron Age One of the translators included a few pages at the end devoted to a short history of Crete from the its origin till the 1913 unification with Greece, valuable for this non Hellene

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    Despite being a big fan of Kazantzakis work, I made the mistake of jumping from Zorba the Greek a literary and philosophical masterpiece straight into this.At the Palaces of Knossos was clearly written for young adults, and if it weren t for my love of Greek history and the past work of Kazantzakis, I probably would not have gotten through this book In saying this, it was a charming retelling of the eventual downfall of the Minoan empire on Crete and the emergence of Athens alongside the com Despite being a big fan of Kazantzakis work, I made the mistake of jumping from Zorba the Greek a literary and philosophical masterpiece straight into this.At the Palaces of Knossos was clearly written for young adults, and if it weren t for my love of Greek history and the past work of Kazantzakis, I probably would not have gotten through this book In saying this, it was a charming retelling of the eventual downfall of the Minoan empire on Crete and the emergence of Athens alongside the coming of the Iron age While some of this may have fallen to the translation, I did find it like I was watching a mid afternoon pre teen adventure television show that nobody remembers the name of.Unless you re looking for a dramatized retelling of a patch of Greek history, or something great to read to your 8 10 year old at bed time, I d not bother with this title NK has so many other brilliant ones to choose from

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    A very fresh interpretation of the story of Theseus slaying the Minotaur and defeating King Minos of Crete Although it may seem straightforward, try to analyze the underlying themes of colonization and change Theseus ushers in the destruction of the Minoan Civilization in Crete, however he gives rise to Classical Greece as a beacon of learning and creation Nikos Kazantzakis asks the reader if it is necessary to destroy on thing of beauty to create another.

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