Book Launch: Thanasis Maskaleris

LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH:  Thanasis Maskaleris, Translator and Editor of The Terrestrial Gospel of Nikos Kazantzakis:  Will the Humans Be Saviors of the Earth?


Thanasis Maskaleris

Saturday, December 10, 2011 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr.
Corte Madera ||

“Every man (human being) has his own circle made up of things, trees, animals, humans, ideas—and he is duty-bound to save this circle. He, and no one else. If he does not save it, he cannot be saved.”


Please join us as we celebrate the planet to which we owe so much and the work of two Greek authors who are its advocates: Nikos Kazantzakis, author of Zorba the Greek, and “the Green Greek” poet Thanasis Maskaleris.

We will be serving wine and Greek delicacies and enjoying selections from The Terrestrial Gospel of Nikos Kazantzakis: Will the Humans Be Saviors of the Earth? an anthology of passages—hymns to Gaia—selected from various books by Kazantzakis, centering on Nature and the workers of the soil, translated and edited by Thanasis Maskaleris. This powerful and poetic work raises environmental awareness and calls us to compassionate action toward saving our planet.

So come and celebrate with our earth loving, tree hugging tribe and share in this moving ode to our planet.

“This ‘terrestrial gospel’ is just the kind of bracing slap the world needs, a reminder from a great writer about what’s real and vital.”
—Bill McKibben Founder,, Author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

“Kazantzakis’s stentorian message needs to be hear far and wide,
as we persist in our sometimes mindless assaults on our fragile plane.”
—Dr. Leonidas Perakis, Scientist, Writer