"A man needs a little madness, or else... he never dares cut the rope and be free": Signed Limited Edition of the Kazantzakis’ Masterpiece Odyssey: A Modern Sequel

  • Odyssey: A Modern Sequel.

Odyssey: A Modern Sequel.


Item Number: 2209

Athens: Pyrsos, 1938.

First edition of Kazantzakis’ masterpiece. Folio, brown cloth. Signed by Nikos Kazantzakis at the colophon, number 109 of 277 numbered signed copies. In near fine condition. 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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