RKS Literature: Zorba the Greek and Russia

“Everything’s in abundance out there near the Caucasus. Boss; everything’s loose, in bulk. You just choose and take. And not just cantaloupes or watermelons like you may think, but also fish, butter-and women. You’re in the area, you see a watermelon, you take it; you see a woman, you take her. Not like here in the wretched Greek state where, if you pinch as much as a leaf off someone’s watermelon plant, the grower brings you to court and where, if you touch a woman, out comes her brother’s butcher knife to make mincemeat of you. Meanness, money grubbing, what’s yours and what’s mine. Damn it, get lost you scabby dogs! If a person wants to see nobility, let him go to Russia! “

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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