MGSA Survey of University Faculty and Administrators



Dr. Peter Bien


Professor Emeritus


Dartmouth College


Department of English



I. Degrees


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


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


B.A. 1952 Haverford College (Music)



II. Areas of Specialization


Nikos Kazantzakis


Modern British Prose


20th Century Greek Language and Literature


III. Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies


Odysseus Across the Centuries


Joyce and Kazantzakis


Nikos Kazantzakis



IV. Principal Publications (Greek words are given in transliteration)


Greek Today (with Dimitri Gondicas, John Rassias, Andromache Karanika, Chrysanthi Yiannakou-Bien). Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2004.


Kazantzakis: Politics of the Spirit. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989. Published in Greek translation in 2001 by the University Presses of Crete.


Three Generations of Greek Writers: Introductions to Cavafy, Kazantzakis, Ritsos. Athens: Efstathiadis, 1983.


Antithesis kai Synthesis sten Poiese tou Gianne Ritsou. Athens: Kedros, 1980.


Myrivilis, Stratis. Life in the Tomb. Translated by Peter Bien. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 1977. River Vale, NJ: Cosmos Publications, 2004.


Kazantzakis, Nikos. The Last Temptation of Christ. Translated by Peter Bien. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960.



V. Office Address



Office Telephone (F)=Fax



Electronic Address


[email protected]



VI. Home Address


80 Lyme Road, #171


Hanover, NH 03755


Home Telephone (F)=Fax


(603) 643-5524


(603) 643-2072 (F)



VII. Comments and Additional Information


Working on volume 2 of Kazantzakis, Politics of the Spirit, and also on an edition of the selected letters of Kazantzakis in English translation.


Summer address (June 15 September 5): P.O. Box 32, Riparius, NY 12862. Telephone 518 251-2372.

e-mail: [email protected]


Last revised May 28, 2004


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