Nikos Kazantzakis, 1959, La Dernière Tentation, The Last Temptation, First French Edition


The Last Temptation of Christ or The Last Temptation (O Teleftéos Pirasmós) is a historical novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis, first published in its original Greek in 1955 before being translated into English in 1960. The novel depicts the life of Jesus and his struggles with various forms of temptation, including fear, doubt, depression, reluctance, and lust.
Upon its publication, the book was condemned by the Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church; it has since been challenged by numerous Christian groups and conservative organizations. The 1988 film adaptation directed by Martin Scorsese was similarly controversial.
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Nikos Kazantzakis
La Dernière Tentation 
traduit par Michel Saunier
Published by Paris, Plon, in 1959
First Rare French Edition
Fine Cloth Hard Binding
Pages 525 + 6
Near Fine Condition
Nikos Kazantzakis (Νίκος Καζαντζάκης 1883-1957) was a Greek writer, journalist, politician, poet and philosopher. Widely considered a giant of modern Greek literature, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in nine different years, and remains the most translated Greek author worldwide. He also translated a number of notable works into Modern Greek, such as the Divine Comedy, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, On the Origin of Species, St. Francis of Assisi, etc.

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