RKS Literature: Young Men as Wild Animals (Zorba the Greek)

“What is this raging lunacy that makes you pounce on another human being who has done nothing to you and bite him, cut off his nose, help yourself to his ear, and tear open his belly while calling upon God to come down and help you, which means for him, too, to slice away noses and ears and tear open bellies? But then my blood was boiling, you see. Where was some brain to get to the bottom of things? Accurate, honorable thoughts require the tranquility of old age. A mouth full of false teeth….a man in his youth is a wild animal, a ferocious beast who eats other men.”

Nikos Kazantzakis “Zorba the Greek”, 1952

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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