Books Like The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis | Suggested Reading

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Almost all of Kazantzakis's works deal in some way with questions of religion, but several share close affinities with The Last Temptation of Christ both in subject and technique. The Greek Passion (1953), set in contemporary Crete, tells the story of a shepherd boy who is to play Christ in a re-enactment of the Passion; in preparing for the part he becomes another Christ in his actions and his sufferings. Saint Francis (1956) deals with the same temptations and sufferings as Kazantzakis dramatizes in The Last Temptation of Christ, and contains much of the same kind of dream-language and highly metaphoric description.

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