In Nikolaev the photo exhibition "Nikos Kazandzakis opens. Life and creativity"

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Tomorrow, on May 29, inNikolaevskthe shipbuilding and fleet museum the ceremonial opening of a photo exhibitionwill take place at 14.00 "Nikos Kazandzakis. Life and creativity". This exhibition organized by the Nikolaev regional society of Greeks "New Hellas", will worktill June 232009. Materials for a photo exhibition are taken from archives of walnut fund "Nikos Kazandzakis's Museum".

At an exhibition 46 documentary will be presented is black - the white photos shot during lifetime of N. Kazandzakis, and also biographic data of the different periods of his life. Also nikolayevets will be able to study N. Kazandzakis's 21 books in the Greek, Ukrainian and Russian languages. Reports a press - service of the Nikolaev regional state administration.

For the organized groups on the preliminary arrangement on time of visit of an exhibition of excursion and stories about vital and a career of the writer leading teachers of the Odessa HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS will carry out.


Nikos KazandzakisI was born in Crete. In 1902 I arrived to Athens, I studied at law department of university, in 1907 I got over to Paris, I studied philosophy, I listened to A. Bergson's lectures. Having returned to Greece, I was engaged in the translations of philosophical works. In 1914 I got acquainted and made friends with An. Sikelianosom, traveled with him in historical places of Greece where monuments of Christian culture remained. In 1919 as the director general of the Ministry of Social Welfare promoted repatriation of the Pontic Greeks from the Caucasus home. I worked as the journalist in the different countries of the world (France, Germany, 1922-1924, Italy, Russia, 1925-1927, Spain, 1932, Cyprus, Egypt, Czechoslovakia, China, Japan, etc.). In 1945 the Union of working socialists led the left-wing noncommunistic party, entered into the government the minister without portfolio. I moved forward the candidate for the Nobel Prize. In 1956 there was a winner of the International award of the World.

It is most known for novels "Passions on — It Is Greek" (or "Christ crucify again", 1948, the opera to B. Martin), "Greek Zorba" (1946), "Christ's last temptation" (1951, it is brought by Catholic church in the Index of the forbidden books), "Bednyachok from Assisi" (1956, about Saint Francis).The author of several dramas, the philosophical works written under the influence of Nietzsche, the epic poem "Odyssey" (опубл.1938), the translator of "The divine comedy" Dante (1932) and "Fausta" of Goethe (1936).

I died of leukemia. It is buried at Iraklion's city wall as the orthodox church refused a funeral on a cemetery. The inscription on its gravestone says: "On anything I don't hope. I fear nothing. I am free".


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