Talk:Zorba the Greek

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Whoever changed young Englishman to "young Greek intellectual" is probably right, but can anyone actually point to a place in the novel where this is explicitly revealed? It seems all information about the narrator is deliberately vague - I suppose for us all to be able to identify with the narrator. (SEH)

I don't have my copy anymore, but I remember the narrator being half-Greek, half-English. NickelShoe 03:15, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
I don't think so. I'm pretty sure he's 100% Greek, (a Cretean infact). In the movie, they changed it to a Englishman whose "father was Greek". Remember that Kazantzakis was a Greek writer, writing a Greek novel. By changing the narrator to an Englishman in the film it gives the story a wider audience. --BadSeed 03:50, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I could be confused, because I watched the movie around the same time I read the book. Do you have the book? You should put the information in with a citation. NickelShoe 14:04, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I tried looking for it, but couldn't find a relavent passage. He touches upon nationality a few times, but there's no sentence where the narrator explicitly states "I'm not English, I'm Greek." If I find something I'll put it in. --BadSeed 17:18, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Infobox added and some re-structuring to meet Wiki layout guidelines [1]StephP

Plot Summary[edit]

The one on the page is not at all a plot summary, but a critical review, and one that smells like Personal Research a mile away. Has anybody actually read the book, and can contribute a true summary?

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I did a mistake and undid it myself!Sorry.--Iordanis777listening 09:45, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Greek Question[edit]

I do not believe the Greek title provided is correct, as "politeia" is "republic" or things related to the city and politics (polis is the city). Perhaps they were looking for "peripeteia" which is "adventures" in Modern Greek. I am not very good with Greek, however, and would like a fluent speaker to check this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Andrei Jipa (talkcontribs) 00:00, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

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