Books: Son of Man

THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (506 pp.)—Nlkos Kazantzakis—Simon & Schuster ($6).

When Nikos Kazantzakis was buried in Crete three years ago, a tall, unknown peasant stepped suddenly from the crowd, seized the coffin and lowered it single-handed into the grave. It was a giant's gesture which the dead man himself might have planned. For the author who wrote a brilliant modern sequel to The Odyssey and stirred the world with Zorba the Greek believed that man's destiny is determined by his own acts in the face of life, death and God.

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