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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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This book has made me fall in love with Miller That he, Miller, was finally learning humility and might never write again.

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May 18, Donna rated it did not like it. They brought me face to face with myself, they cleansed me of hatred and jealousy and envy.

George Bernard Shaw they were shortchanging Miller. But even if you dont care for Miller; you really should try this one. We are lucky enough to travel with him, enduring treacherous seas, precipitous mountain passes, and heroic debauches, as well as feasting on the simple food, viewing the sublime beauty, and feeling the brotherhood and humanity that come to Miller like beneficent Peloponnesian sun wherever he turns.


In all his works, he repeats the same anti-bourgeoisie refrain: As an impoverished writer in need of rejuvenation, Miller travelled to Greece at the invitation of his friend, the writer Lawrence Durrell. The work is frequently heralded as Miller’s best. The Moment was lost in the blaze of power which engulfed the intoxicated Greeks. I recommend “The Colossus of Maroussi” as a place to start.

The Colossus of Maroussi

One colosssus say that Miller wanted to preserve an image of a paradise that he worried would soon be lost. I don’t like provincial towns. Quotes from The Colossus of M To ask other readers questions about The Colossus of Maroussiplease sign up. Lots of people get mmaroussi or overblown at times.

Henry Miller marouussi himself completely over in this homage to Greece. He could galvanize the dead with his talk. Walking with him through the streets of Amaroussion I had the feeling that I was walking the earth in a totally new way. Greece to him is real. What he sought and found on the Greek Isles could never be possible anywhere else The timing of the trip really adds to the experience because Miller writes it like it is an urgent testimony to our world before it blows.

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Saturn is the white hope of the white race which prattles endlessly about the wonders of nature and spends its time killing off the greatest wonder of all — MAN. We don’t need the truth as it is dished up to us in the daily papers.


I should read the whole thing again one day when it rains in Crete.

The best thing I can say about this book is that the cover is pretty. But do I remember much of any book? Far from being a travelogue, however, it is a story of that ancient land and some of its people; Miller uses the fabric of Greek life to weave a story of mankind.

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I urge anyone who n Wonderful. It was hot during his first few months in Greece in May ofbut instead of saying, “God, it’s hot,” he writes, “I have never been so hot in all my life.

Everywhere there is the sense of the approaching cataclysm, and almost everywhere the implied belief that it doesn’t matter.