Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Peter Bien

Professor Emeritus of English & Comparative Literature

Dartmouth College
Department of English


Honorary Ph.D., University of Thessaloniki, 2007

Ph.D. 1961 Columbia University (English and Comparative Literature)

M.A. 1957 Columbia University (English and Comparative Literature)

B.A. 1952 Haverford College (Music)

Principal Publications

From 18 to 85: Chronicling a Fortunate Life, Dartmouth Digital Publishing, 2015
The Selected Letters of Nikos Kazantzakis , 2012.
Yannis Ritsos: Collected Studies & Translations, 2011
Οκτώ κεφάλαια για τον Νίκο Καζαντζάκη, 2007.
Kazantzakis: Politics of the Spirit, volume 2, 2007
Kazantzakis: Politics of the Spirit, volume 1,1989.
God’s Struggler: Religion in the Writings of Nikos Kazantzakis, with Darren J. N. Middleton, 1996.
Nikos Kazantzakis — Novelist. London: Duckworth,1989
Three Generations of Greek Writers: Introductions to Cavafy, Kazantzakis, Ritsos, 1983
Αντίθεσις και σύνθεσις στην ποίηση του Γιάννη Ρίτσου, 1980.
Nikos Kazantzakis. Columbia University Press Essays on Modern Writers, 1972.
Kazantzakis and the Linguistic Revolution in Greek Literature, 1972
Constantine Cavafy. Columbia University Press Essays on Modern Writers, 1964.


Zorba the Greek: The Saint’s Life of Alexis Zorba, by Nikos Kazantzakis, 2014.
Of Children and Adolescents by Stylianos S. Harkianakis, 2013.
Life in the Tomb, by Stratis Myrivilis, 1977.
Report to Greco, by Nikos Kazantzakis, 1965
The Last Temptation of Christ, by Nikos Kazantzakis, 1960

Plus 3 textbooks and 2 anthologies (collaborating with other authors) 

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Areas of Specialization

Nikos Kazantzakis
Modern British Prose
20th Century Greek Language and Literature

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Poetry and Prose: Cavafy, Ritsos, Myrivilis, Kazantzakis

Odysseus Across the Centuries

Joyce and Kazantzakis

Nikos Kazantzakis

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