A compelling way to single out a great river and to map the world’s waterways – as so many veins and arteries of their maker.

This is part of an alarmingly vivid dream which troubles the crucifix-making son of a carpenter.

‘And flowing from one end of the dream to the other was the river Jordan, God’s royal artery.’


Source: Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation, trans. P.A. Bien (London: Faber and Faber, 1983), p. 13

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