About nonsense?

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The idea that life is like a journey or a pilgrimage may well be one ofthe commonest of commonplaces; nevertheless, thereis nowriter, not excepting Dante, Chaucer or Bunyan, aboutwhom it would be more true to say that thecentral metaphor ofhis life and work was that ofthe pilgrimage or spiritual odyssey than Nikos Kazantzakis. It is said thatgood writers avoid common-places butthat great writers make rich useof them, and this is a case in point.