SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF THE NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS’ MASTERPIECE ODYSSEY: THE MODERN SEQUAL

  • Odyssey: A Modern Sequel.

Odyssey: A Modern Sequel.

$12,500.00

Item Number: 3189

Athens: Pyrsos, 1938.

First edition of Kazantzakis’ masterpiece. Folio, original wrappers as issued. Signed by the author at the colophon, number 204 of 277 numbered signed copies.. A near fine example. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare.

Nikos Kazantzakis began work on his modern sequel to Homer's Odyssey in 1924, publishing it in 1938 after drafting seven different versions. Kazantzakis considered this his most important work. Following the structure of Homer's Odyssey, it is divided into 24 rhapsodies, consisting of 33,333 17-syllable lines. It was translated into English in 1958 as "The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel".

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