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NEWSLETTER FALL 2011 CONTENTS 1. COMMEMORATIVE SYMPOSIUM FOR THE 54TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS 2. GRAND OPENING OF THE RENOVATED KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU] 3. NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS’ SAVIORS OF GOD AT THE “THEATRO TIS IMERAS” 4. THE KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU] AT THE 40TH BOOK FESTIVAL AT ZAPPEION

COMMEMORATIVE CIRCLE OF EVENTS

5. NEW EDITION

IN HONOR OF THE 54th ANNIVERSARY

6. NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS’ WORKS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES

FROM THE DEATH OF

PERMANENT COLUMNS A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU] MESSAGE FROM THE KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU]

NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS OCTOBER 26, 27, and 28, 2011 The Commemorative Circle of Events organized by the Kazantzakis Publications [Patroclos Stavrou] in honor of the 54th anniversary of the death of Nikos Kazantzakis, the uncompromising man of Crete, concluded with a resounding success after a three-day tribute.

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COMMEMORATIVE SYMPOSIUM

COMMEMORATIVE SYMPOSIUM OCTOBER 26, 2011 On October 26, 2011, the Kazantzakis Publications [Patroclos Stavrou] held the Symposium entitled “Nikos Kazantzakis: In the Footsteps of the Man and Creator” at the UIndy Athens Cultural Center (former Goulandri Horn Foundation) in Plaka, Athens, near the Roman Agora overlooking the Tower of the Winds. The Director of the Kazantzakis Publications, Niki P. Stavrou addressed the vast audience and Dr. Andreas Voskos, Professor Emeritus of Ancient Greek Philology at the School of Philosophy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens delivered his opening address and declared the commencement of the Symposium. In the first thematic unit entitled “The Encyclopedic Kazantzakis” the Kazantzakis Publications [Patroclos Stavrou] presented to the public their new publication, “The Nikos Kazantzakis Entries in the Eleftheroudakis Encyclopedic Lexicon [1927-1931]”, a work which brings to light one of the lesser known aspects of the intellectual output of the great Greek thinker.

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The distinguished speakers on this topic included Maria Yiouroukou, Doctor of French Language and Philology of the School of Philosophy at the University of Athens, who, together with the Publisher, Dr. Patroclos Stavrou, edited the

Iphigenia Botouropoulou, Associate Professor of French Language and Philology of the School of Philosophy at the University of Athens, Evi

Petropoulou, Assistant Professor of 20th Century German Literature and Philology of the School of Philosophy at the University of Athens, and Eleftheria Yiakoumaki, Doctor of Linguistics at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, and former Director of the Research Center for Neo-Hellenic Dialects and Idioms at the Academy of Athens.

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The first thematic unit of the Symposium was followed by an artistic interlude, during which theatrologist Andromache Montzoli spoke on the inspired and successful adaptation for the stage of Nikos Kazantzakis’ Saviors of God by the theatrical troupe Theatro tis Imeras under the direction of Panos Angelopoulos, and the String Quartet “Quatro Elementi”, formed in 2008 by the young, ward-winning and internationally acclaimed soloists Alexandros Halapsis, Konstantinos Loustas, Efigianna Dimitrakopoulou and Alexandros Charalambous (two violins, one viola and one violoncello) enthralled the audience with their musical homage to Nikos Kazantzakis. Ms. Montzoli captivated the Symposium attendees when she directed a surprise theatrical rendition of an excerpt from Zorba in Italian with the talented young actors Stephani Kaptenides and Lefteris Vlachos.

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Following the reception on the roof of the Cultural Center with its breathtaking view of the Parthenon and the Roman Agora, the Symposium resumed with the second thematic unit, entitled “Zorba in Italy”. TheUopeningUsalutation was delivered by Francesca Chiesa, Director of the Italian Educational Institute of Athens, the center which functions as a culturalUbridgeubetween Greece and Italy by advancing initiatives for cultural cooperation,

The second thematic unit was concluded by Nicola Crocetti, translator, founder and director of the Italian publishing house Crocetti Editore, and publisher of the European Poetry Magazine, Poesia, who addressed the audience with his speech, entitled, “Translating Greek Literature in Italian”. Mr. Crocetti spoke about his own contemporary Italian translation of the novel Zorba the Greek, which has been warmly received by the Italian readership and has received excellent reviews in the Italian press.

and Niki P. Stavrou, Senior Lecturer of Comp. Literature at the University of Indianapolis Athens and Director of the KazantzakisUPublications, spoke about the publishedUandUtranslated presence of Nikos Kazantzakis throughout the world.

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Mr Nicola Crocetti was then presented an honorary plaque in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the dissemination of the literary and spiritual work of N i ko s Ka za nt za k i s i n t h e Italian-speaking world by Niki P. Stavrou, Director of the Kazantzakis Publications [Patroclos Stavrou].

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The third and final thematic unit of the Symposium entitled “The Zorba of KazantzakisjIandICacoyannis” commenced with the address of Ms Eleni Kyprioti, Communication Manager of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, and concluded with the viewing of the three-time Oscar award winning film Zorba the Greek (Ζορμπάς ο Έλληνας), directed by the recently departed Michael Cacoyannis.

Mr. Crocetti, in collaboration with neoHellenist Phillipo Maria Pontani, translated and edited the masterful edition Poeti Greci del Novecento (Greek Poets of the 20th Century) by Mondadori Publications, which includes verses from the Odyssey by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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GRAND OPENING OF THE KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU]

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GRAND OPENING OF THE RENOVATED KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU] OCTOBER 27 2011

On October 27, 2011, in a warm and celebratory atmosphere at Charilaou Trikoupi 116, the space where every line pulses to the inimitable beat of the distinctive character of Nikos Kazantzakis, the Kazantzakis Publications [Patroclos Stavrou] unveiled its newly renovated establishment to the public. In the midst of distinguished members of the Arts and Letters, journalists, colleagues and beloved friends, the President of the Hellenic Writer’s Society, Mr Pavlos Nathanail addressed a warm salutation to the audience, and the Director of the Publishing House, Niki P. Stavrou, spoke about the great external and internal renovation of the Kazantzakis Publications, which aims to render the work of Nikos Kazantzakis even more accessible to readers of all ages, as well as to draw in the visitor-reader to the timeless Word of the great ecumenical author. Ms Stavrou referenced the work and vision of Eleni N. Kazantzakis and Patroclos Stavrou, and informed the vast audience regarding the important new development in the commercial activity of the Kazantzakis Publications, which is primarily oriented towards the enhanced operational advancement of the Kazantzakis Publications in the digital age.

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Lyre player Manolis Boundoulakis and lute player Alexandros Giannoulakis from the Cretan Association of the municipality of Zografou, “Kazantzakis”, gave an especially distinct Cretan air to the Grand Opening, while actors Giannis Thomas and Thalea Argyriou, of the theatrical troupe Theatro tis Imeras, enchanted the audience with an excerpt of the theatrical adaptation of Saviors of God by Nikos Kazantzakis.

Mr. George Dalaras, Ms. Niki Stavrou, Ms. Anna Psarouda-Benaki, and Mr. Spyros Mandalenakis.

Mr. Stavros Lantsias, whose music enchanted the audience, Ms. Niki Stavrou and Ms. Carmen Vilela, philologist and translator of Freedom or Death in the Spanish language, who traveled from Spain to attend the Grand Opening.

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SAVIORS OF GOD AT THE THEATER

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THE KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU] AND THE “THEATRO TIS IMERAS” THEATRICAL COMPANY WITH SAVIORS OF GOD BY NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS OCTOBER 28, 2011 The Commemorative Circle for the 54th Anniversary of the death of Nikos Kazantzakis came to a close with the kind support of the theatrical company, Theatro tis Imeras, through their theatrical presentation-manifestation of the Word of the great Cretan author in Saviors of God, the “Kazantzakian gospel”, according to a Swiss newspaper of some years ago. Under the Panos Angelopoulos’ inspired direction and the

artistic direction of Andomache Montzoli, starring Giannis Thomas, Thalea Argyriou, Sofia Kominea, Dimitris Grigoriades, Lefteris Vlachos and Evi Karadima issue an artistic cry, the timeless cry of agony and immortality of Nikos Kazantzakis himself. The dramatic piece continues to be staged with great success, at the Theatro tis Imeras, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, for the 2011 theatrical season.

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40TH BOOK FESTIVAL AND ACTIONAID HELLAS

THE KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU]

AT THE 40TH BOOK FESTIVAL AT ZAPPEION SEPTEMBER 2-18, 2011

The Kazantzakis Publications [Patroklos Stavrou] participated in the 40th Book Festival in Zappeion with a double booth. In a rich presentation of all the titles published by the Kazantzakis Publications, offers and gifts for the visitors, we answered questions about the life and work of Nikos Kazantzakis and his wife Eleni, and on Saturday, September 17, we bade farewell to the Book Festival with a "Cretan Night" organized in collaboration with the Cretan Association of Zografou, 'Kazantzakis'. Lyre player Manolis Boundoulakis and lute player Alexandros Giannoulakis fascinated the visitors of the Book Festival, some of whom, spontaneously formed a ring right in front of the Kazantzakis Publications booth, and began to dance traditional Cretan dances . k

It is also worth noting that the Kazantzakis Publications’ revenues from two days at the 40th Book Festival were donated to ActionAid Hellas, in response to their appeal for the East Africa famine.

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NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS’ WORKS TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES At the University of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, the words of Nikos Kazantzakis have resonated within the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters for the past two years, because of the initiative of Neohellenist Professor Miguel Angel Chiovetta. The Argentinian Professor, who is affectionately known among his students as “El Griego”, taught himself the Greek language through the rigorous study of Greek literature. It is this desire, to transmit to his students the Hellenic spirit, that led him to introduce to them the works of Nikos Kazantzakis. So when Professor Chiovetta contacted the Kazantzakis Publications through our official website, inquiring after the three volumes containing Nikos Kazantzakis’s theatrical plays, Niki P. Stavrou responded by sending three complimentary copies for him and his students.

Following Professor Chiovetta’s invitation, Niki P. Stavrou, travelled to Argentina on November 17, 2011, and delivered a lecture at the renowned Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Buenos Aires.

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Niki Stavrou awarded the Professor, on behalf of the Kazantzakis Publications [Patroclos Stavrou] with an honorary plaque for his contribution in the dissemination of Nikos Kazantzakis’ works in the Spanish speaking world, which was enthusiastically applauded by his students. Each one of them, strikingly knowledgeable on the life and works of Nikos Kazantzakis and deeply enchanted by the Hellenic culture and literature, brought their unique and distinct talent in the group. The mesmerizing recitation of Susana Mora and the extraordinary drawings of Julio Enrique Brugos, based on the theatrical works of Nikos Kazantzakis did justice to their professor’s efforts to transmit to all of them his love for Nikos Kazantzakis. His wish is that they may one day come to Greece to learn how to speak the language of Nikos Kazantzakis and so they may be able to read his works directly from the original, like their Professor.

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A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU]

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A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU] The Kazantzakis Publications [Patroclos Stavrou], based in Athens, is the publishing house which publishes and distributes exclusively the works of Nikos Kazantzakis and his wife, Eleni N. Kazantzakis in the Greek language in Greece, and, as of the Fall of 2011, the world. When Nikos Kazantzakis drew his last breath on October 26, 1957, he entrusted the spiritual legacy of his work to his life companion, Eleni, who devoted her own life to its advancement. The vision of Eleni Kazantzakis was a publishing house which would publish exclusively the works of Nikos Kazantzakis with the highest philological and aesthetic standards.

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Eleni’s dream was realized with the help of her adopted son, Patroclos Stavrou in the Kazantzakis Publications, the publishing house exemplar which, in addition to the publication and distribution of the works of Nikos Kazantzakis and of his wife, Eleni, is the spiritual hearth of the intellectual work and life of Nikos Kazantzakis, the primary purpose of which is not profit, but rather, the advancement of the great author’s work in Greece and throughout the world. Perhaps even more importantly, our Publishing House fulfills all the standards set by the author himself regarding his own works, whose commands and wishes were conveyed in their totality through his wife Eleni to Patroclos Stavrou, the chosen representative of Eleni N. Kazantzakis.

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A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU ]

The Kazantzakis Publications [Patroclos Stavrou], which has been operating under this name since 1994, and previously, under the name Eleni N. Kazantzakis Publications, ensures that all the published works of Nikos Kazantzakis to which it holds the copyrights are readily available to the readership.

As a rule, we take care to

enhance and enrich each new edition and reprint with typography, pictures, scientific commentary and introductory texts.

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Our books have been characterized by esteemed individuals in the arts as masterpieces that honour the work of Nikos Kazantzakis with their aesthetic, clarity, and their illuminating commentaries – books created by the highest standards and with a philological department, staffed by philologists proficient in the language, the idiom and the works of Nikos Kazantzakis, and in close cooperation with scholars and academic institutions (i.e. university professors of Linguistics, Philosophy, Theology, etc.)

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As of the Fall of 2011, the Kazantzakis Publications has embraced a new digital personality, actively engaging the world through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, thereby reinforcing its presence in the world of publishing, and which, in addition to the new EShop, will allow the global readership to enjoy even greater access to the works of Nikos Kazantzakis.

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It is the aspiration of the Kazantzakis Publications for the books of Nikos Kazantzakis to reach the far corners of the world, to become bridges upon which Zorba, Odysseus, and every one of the Kazantzakian heroes may carry the flame of the Hellenic and ecumenical spirit of the steadfast and uncompromising man of Crete, Nikos Kazantzakis. Website: www. kazantzakispublications.org Twitter: twitter.com/#!/KazantzakisPub Facebook: www.facebook.com/KazantzakisPublications Blog: Through the website – coming soon

Website with E-shop

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MESSAGE FROM THE KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU]

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MESSAGE FROM THE KAZANTZAKIS PUBLICATIONS [PATROCLOS STAVROU] In the works of Nikos Kazantzakis each person, irrespective of color, race, ethnicity, and creed may find all the necessary spiritual tools to overcome adversity. The ascent to redemption was always a high ideal for Kazantzakis, and “reach what you cannot” was his saying. In his fictional autobiography Report to Greco, he expounded the symbolic prayer of three different Souls: THREE SOULS, THREE PRAYERS: A. I AM A BOW IN YOUR HANDS, LORD; DRAW ME LEST I ROT B. DO NOT OVERDRAW ME LORD, LEST I BREAK C. OVERDRAW ME LORD, AND LET ME BREAK! As the Third Soul, we at the Kazantzakis Publications, through our work and prayer, attend to the tireless seeker of God, that author who, through his inimitable writing and exemplary ethos emerged a champion of intellect and virtue, that author, who, in his agonizing quest for the dark face of God that he might become one with Him, offers to each reader self-awareness, deliverance, leonine food for the Mind and Soul.

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Books by Eleni N. Kazantzakis


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Newsletter Fall 2011 Kazantzakis Publications [Patroclos Stavrou]  

The tri-monthly newsletter issued by the Kazantzakis Publications [Patroclos Stavrou] which reports activities, events and new publications.