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Kazantzakis infuses this tale with a fervent vision that is uniquely his own, highlighting the saintis heroic single-mindedness in the face of extreme physical and spiritual suffering. He portrays the saint as a great lover and inspiring leader, who embraced radical poverty in the face of many obstacles and temptations.
The Francis of Assisi in these pages is a man of struggle and suffering, a man God-possessed."--"Saturday Review"
"The writing . . . is direct and vigorous."--"Commonweal"
"The novel is strong, deep, and moving. . . . a penetration into the mystery and wonder of life."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
The protean Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis retells the story of the most beloved of saints--Francis of Assisi, who permanently changed the way people think about following God. Drawing on the traditional stories of the saint's life, Kazantzakis infuses the tale with a fervent vision that is uniquely his own, highlighting the saint's heroic
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