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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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.

Apr 02, Loran rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I always think that i will like travel books when i return from traveling, but that has never been the case, especially when they are written by self centered wankers like Henry Miller. Published January 17th by New Directions first published Miller drew his Colossus from events that occurred and landscapes he encountered while living for nine months in Greece.

They make themselves invulnerable by habitually exposing themselves to every danger. The Colossus of Maroussi Henry Miller. Slow forward to Sofia, Bulgaria, a city which makes boring sound like a long lost art form.

Lists with This Henfy. The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller. Suddenly, Miller’s emotional litanies sounded excessive and forced. I like him as long as he stays in the terrestrial realm.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. May 16, Mike rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Before I discovered his book, I’d already fallen in love with the country and then moved to the small island of Poros that captured my heart.


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Out of the corner of my eye I caught the full devastating beauty of the great plain of Thebes which we were approaching and, unable to control myself, I burst into tears. This page was last edited on oof Octoberat Here’s this fabulous surreal narrative about Greece, and suddenly the narrator doesn’t just shit himself, he “makes kaka? It is a trip I will make over and over again.

Henry Miller travels to Greece, ostensibly to visit a Greek writer but really to reacquaint himself with the humanistic spirit he sees flowing from there–a life-affirming spirit that’s the opposite of the impending death everywhere else.

One can describe, worship and adore. La terra era illuminata dalla propria luce interna. View colpssus 4 comments. We are determined to conquer and conquer we shall, but the conquest is death.

The Colossus of Maroussi

That’s the essence Miller strives to show: That the Greeks made men gods and not disembodied souls. In need of rejuvenation, he traveled to Greece at the invitation of his friend, British writer Lawrence Durrellwho lived in Corfu. Occasionally, he would lapse into English.

We also meet as a minor character the poet George Seferis long before he became the first Greek to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The text is inspired by the events that occurred.

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Too bad he never read Homer. Some years later, when I was reading and ‘on the way with Miller’ to my chosen Absolutely, for me, this is still the most definitive book about Greece – written inpublished 2 years later as the II war raged on.


Only in the frantic disorder of his beloved Greece. Occasional luminous passages and insights nestle between large swathes of nonsense in which Miller abuses the language. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Following his excellent taste was a great starting point for me as a young reader.

I guess ecstatic rhapsodies were somewhat of a staple of the time, and Miller is a writer of a different time- you notice it as soon as you start to read him.

The Colossus Of Maroussi

He was in the American tradition of towering and unsightly tall-tales, exaggerated figures miller about to make a point. Everywhere there is the sense of the approaching cataclysm, and almost everywhere the implied belief that it doesn’t matter. His ability to take the reader’s hand and walk around the countryside, observe the people, customs, and scenery is combined with philosophy and his personal views What else would you expect from Miller?

There are men who are so full, so rich, who give themselves so completely that each time you take leave of them you feel co,ossus it is absolutely of no consequence whether the parting marojssi for a day, or forever. Miller had a kind of religious experience in Greece. Mi aggiravo in modo distaccato, coi piedi inondati dal bagliore terrestre.