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Bien, Peter

Works: 102 works in 401 publications in 6 languages and 14,497 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographical fiction  Biography  History  Novels  Picaresque literature  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: PA5610.K39, 889.83209
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Most widely held works by Peter Bien
The last temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 2,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now a major motion picture, The Last Temptation of Christ is a monumental fictional reinterpretation of the Gospels by one of the giants of modern literature
Kazantzakis : politics of the spirit by Peter Bien( )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis's output into the context of his lifelong spiritual quest and the turbulent politics of 20th century Greece, this title argues that he was a deeply flawed genius. It covers his life after 1938, the period in which he wrote 'Zorba the Greek' and 'The Last Temptation of Christ'
Report to Greco by Nikos Kazantzakis( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disarmingly personal and intensely philosophical, Report to Greco is a fictionalized account of Greek philosopher and writer Nikos Kazantzakis's own life, a sort of intellectual autobiography that leads readers through his wide-ranging observations on everything from the Hegelian dialectic to the nature of human existence, all framed as a report to the Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco. The assuredness of Kazantzakis's prose and the nimbleness of his thinking as he grapples with life's essential questions'who are we, and how should we be in the world''will inspire awe and more than a little reflection from readers seeking to answer these questions for themselves
Kazantzakis and the linguistic revolution in Greek literature by Peter Bien( )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selected letters of Nikos Kazantzakis by Nikos Kazantzakis( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of Nikos Kazantzakis--the author of Zorba the Greek and The Last Temptation of Christ--was as colorful and eventful as his fiction. And nowhere is his life revealed more fully or surprisingly than in his letters. Edited and translated by Kazantzakis scholar Peter Bien, this is the most comprehensive selection of Kazantzakis's letters in any language. One of the most important Greek writers of the twentieth century, Kazantzakis (1883-1957) participated in or witnessed some of the most extraordinary events of his times, including both world wars and the Spanish and Greek civil wars. As a foreign correspondent, an official in several Greek governments, and a political and artistic exile, he led a relentlessly nomadic existence, living in France, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Soviet Union, and England. He visited the Versailles Peace Conference, attended the tenth-anniversary celebration of the Bolshevik Revolution, interviewed Mussolini and Franco, and briefly served as a Greek cabinet minister--all the while producing a stream of novels, poems, plays, travel writing, autobiography, and translations. The letters collected here touch on almost every aspect of Kazantzakis's rich and tumultuous life, and show the genius of a man who was deeply attuned to the artistic, intellectual, and political events of his times."--Publisher's website
Modern Greek writers: Solomos, Calvos, Matesis, Palamas, Cavafy, Kazantzakis, Seferis, Elytis by Edmund Keeley( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary renaissance of Modern Greece is the subject of essays by ten critics and scholars on the theme, "Modern Greek Literature and it European Background." From Zissimos Lorenzatos' discussion of the nineteenth- century poet Solomos to Peter Bien's analysis of Kazantznkis' fervent demoticism, they give evidence of the creative activity that has been going on as Greek writers in all genres turn outward to Europe and inward to their own culture to form a unique modern literature. Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Kazantzakis by Peter Bien( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""No author who lives in Greece, "" writes Peter Bien, ""can avoid politics."" This first volume of his major intellectual biography of Nikos Kazantzakis approaches the distinguished--and controversial--writer by describing his struggle with political questions that were in reality aspects of a fervent religious search. Beginning with Kazantzakis's early career in fin-de-siècle Paris and his discovery of William James, Nietzsche, and Bergson, the book continues by describing his experiments with communism in turbulent Greece, his visits to Soviet Russia, and the publication of his epi
Nikos Kazantzakis by Peter Bien( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constantine Cavafy by Peter Bien( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L.P. Hartley by Peter Bien( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's struggler : religion in the writings of Nikos Kazantzakis( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zorba the Greek : the saint's life of Alexis Zorba by Nikos Kazantzakis( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1946, "Zorba the Greek," is, on one hand, the story of a Greek working man named Zorba, a passionate lover of life, the unnamed narrator who he accompanies to Crete to work in a lignite mine, and the men and women of the town where they settle. On the other hand it is the story of God and man, The Devil and the Saints; the struggle of men to find their souls and purpose in life and it is about love, courage and faith
Demotic Greek by Peter Bien( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek modernism and beyond : essays in honor of Peter Bien by Dēmētrēs Tziovas( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, scholars from three continents provide a framework in which developments in prose, poetry, and drama can be studied together. The contributors seek to redefine the contours of Greek modernism, to reassess its impact on Greek culture, and to explore the fringes of the movement. Special attention is paid to the role of the avant-garde in Greece and the emergence of postmodern trends in Greek culture. Greek Modernism and Beyond is valuable reading for students and scholars of Greek and European literature
Demotic Greek I by Peter Bien( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tre generationer av Grekiska författare by Peter Bien( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in Swedish and English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of Greek poetry : 1900-2000 by Peter Bien( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique bilingual anthology presents the achievements of Greek poetry in the 20th century. Included are 109 poets and 456 poems, with the Greek original and the English translation on opposite pages. Included are the internationally recognized C.P. Cavafy, the Nobel Prize winners George Seferis and Odysseus Elytis, as well as all the major Greek poets of the 20th century. Many of the poems in the Greek original and many translations are published for the first time. The four editors, all award winning authors and translators, not only selected the poems but also have translated many of them. In all 63 translators contributed their work to this anthology. Also, included are Kimon Friar's unpublished corrections/modifications to his original translations. -- Cosmos Publishing
Demotic Greek II : ho hiptamenos thalamos : the flying telephone booth by Peter Bien( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in 4 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tempted by happiness : Kazantzakis' post-Christian Christ by Peter Bien( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek today : a course in the modern language and culture( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The last temptation of Christ
Kazantzakis : politics of the spiritReport to GrecoGod's struggler : religion in the writings of Nikos KazantzakisGreek modernism and beyond : essays in honor of Peter BienDemotic Greek IA century of Greek poetry : 1900-2000Demotic Greek II : ho hiptamenos thalamos : the flying telephone boothGreek today : a course in the modern language and culture
Alternative Names
Bēan, Pēter

Bēn, Pēter

Bian, Peter

Bien, P. A.

Bien, P. A. (Peter Adolph)

Bien, Peter A.

Bien, Peter A. 1930-

Bien, Peter A. (Peter Adolph)

Bien, Peter Adolph.

Bien, Peter Adolph 1930-

Mpēan, Pēter

Mpēn, Pēter

Mpēn, Pēter 1930-

Mpī́an, Pī́ter 1930-...

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Πήτερ Μπην

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