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Mosahab's translation of Zorba the Greek republished in Iran

7 Oct 2011 - 20:04

"Zorba the Greek" penned by Nikos Kazantzakis is converted into Persian by Mahmoud Mosahab. It accounts the life of a young Greek man who tries to distance the world he is confined in.

IBNA: "Zorba the Greek" is a novel written by the Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis, first published in 1946. It is the tale of a young Greek intellectual who ventures to escape his bookish life with the aid of the boisterous and mysterious Alexis Zorba. 

The novel was adapted into a successful 1964 film of the same name as well as a 1968 musical, Zorba but could not win the attention of the fans of the story as much as the novel did. 

Nikos Kazantzakis was considered the most important Greek writer and philosopher of the 20th century, celebrated for this novel Zorba the Greek, considered his magnum opus. 

Kazantzakis is a well-known writer in Iran with his novels already available in Persian: "The Last Temptation of Christ", "Christ Recrucified", and "The Fratricides". 

"Zorba the Greek" has been translated into Persian for many times and by different publishers. Among translators of Zorba the Greek are Mohammad Ghazi and Teimoor Safari. 
Mahmoud Mosahab's translation was first published in 2005 by Negah Publishing house. 

The second issue of the book is published in 520 pages by the same publisher.