It’s now a month since I read this book and I still have a burning impression of dazzling light and heat. Here the sun is stalking the Israelites like a lion.

The sun came out of the desert like a lion and beat at all the doors of Israel.  See also his desert likened to a leopard.


Source: Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation, trans. P.A. Bien (London: Faber and Faber, 1983), p. 247

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