Henry Miller In The Colossus of Maroussi he describes drinking from sacred springs, nearly being trampled to death by sheep and. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Henry : ioned. Like the ancient colossus that stood over the harbor of Rhodes, Henry Miller’s The Colossus of Maroussi stands as a seminal classic in travel.

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View all 8 comments. The book Miller would later cite as his favorite began with a young woman s seductive description of Greece. Looking for beautiful books?

This beautiful and nearly flawless travel memoir is marred by this unfortunate sentence mqroussi page I first met Miller at the end ofwhen I was passing through Paris on my way to Spain. The Colossus of Maroussi Henry Miller. His prose is straightforward and beautiful. Sweet Bird of Youth Tennessee Williams. Here, in “The Colossus of Marouss Henry Miller’s reputation as a writer needs little verification from the likes of me.

The Colossus of Maroussi

You may even remember the ‘Seinfeld’ episode in which Jerry still has Tropic of Cancer checked out after something like sixteen years he’d heard as a teenager that it contained sex scenesand a librarian comes around to harass him. He merely told me in forcible terms that to go to Spain at that moment was the act of an idiot.

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But this is not one of those Miller the greatest travel book ever written?? He could understand anyone going there from purely selfish motives, out of curiosity, for instance, but to mix oneself up in such things from a sense obligation was sheer stupidity.

On the recommendation of his friend and fellow author Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller set out for Greece in I really wish this book could transport me wholesale beyond Thessaloniki and oof Crete, where I’ve never been. His books are potpourris of sexual description, quasi-philosophical speculation, reflection on literature and society, surrealistic imaginings, and autobiographical incident.

The Colossus imller Maroussi by Henry Miller. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Critics consider this to be Miller’s best, a view which the author also held. He captures it all as it arrests him.

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Dizemos erradamente que os gregos humanizaram os deuses. As such, it is very complex writing which occasionally seems to be almost self-serving, as if the author was writing for no one but himself. They grow more heroic in the measure that they reveal their weaknesses.

Here he is on a boat, coolssus him to Corfu, to visit with his friend Lawrence Durrell: I’d say a masterpiece.

But even if you dont care for Miller; you really should try this one. As he describes these places, he also portrays Greek writer George Katsimbalis the “Colossus” of the book’s title. Jan 09, Phil rated it really liked it. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. If you find that you can enjoy this passage for the way in which it is expressed, for its creativity and clarity and attention to detail, even if you happen to disagree with him, then you are, or are becoming as you read, a colssus like Henry Miller.


Miller’s fir Henry Miller sought to reestablish the tue to live without the conventional restraints of civilization.

Joy is at the core of all of Miller’s major works. It might have helped.

The Colossus Of Maroussi

Description Like the ancient colossus that stood hemry the harbor of Rhodes, Henry Miller s The Colossus of Maroussi stands as a seminal classic in travel literature. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

To see someone so in love with the spirit of a place is such a wonderful thing.

Miller’s praise for the Land of Greece, her light and her people is genuinely touching. Miller finally departs from his shock-therapy style of incorporating the obscene in order to leap from the earth, but in no way does this diminish his poise, as he frolicks for milled year in Greece with Lawrence Durrell.

Why not a phase? Newspapers engender lies, hatred, greed, envy, suspicion, fear, malice.