The suffering god selected letters to Galatea and to Papastephanou by Nikos Kazantzakis

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  • Kazantzakis, Nikos, 1883-1957 -- Correspondence.,
  • Papastephanou, Emmanuel.,
  • Kazantzakē, Galateia -- Correspondence.,
  • Authors, Greek (Modern) -- 20th century -- Correspondence.

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StatementNikos Kazantzakis ; translated by Philip Ramp and Katerina Anghelaki Rooke ; introduction by Katerina Anghelaki Rooke.
ContributionsKazantzakē, Galateia., Papastephanou, Emmanuel.
LC ClassificationsPA5610.K39 Z48 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination114 p. ;
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4751925M
ISBN 100892410884
LC Control Number78075133

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In the Book of Job, God’s servant suffered not in response to his sins, but as a way to test and prove his faith.

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