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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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. Part lengthy diatribe against modern civilization, part On the Road in Greece. 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. Henry Miller – American Writers Although enamored with France, Miller’s passion for Europe goes way farther in this bo When he was not tackling sex and philosophy, Henry Miller traveled.

Miller, I think, must have sounded dated sometimes even to his contemporaries, but he is rarely guilty of looking shallow in colodsus.

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You also get to know more about him in this book. But this is a close second. Some years later, when I was reading and ‘on the way with Miller’ to my chosen island, my heartbeat was raised Will I remember most of it? But the lights were splendiferous! Some times it’s a tough love Thhe can I ever forget that last impression he made upon me when we said farewell at the bus station in the heart of Athens?

Those over-the-top rants he always has in his books are truely inspiring when applied to traveling. Part travelogue, part diatribe, this is a book that’s not going to be for everyone.


The work is frequently heralded as Miller’s best. When gets in on one of his riffs, you feel like a puppy that has been picked up by the scruff, tossed this way and that until the gods finally decide to put you down. Henry Miller’s reputation as a writer needs little colossu from the likes of me.

His proclaimations in Colossus– that we must endeavor ever-more-so to rid ourselves of our learned tendencies to mistake progress for happiness– are as true today in the face of terrorism as they were when the work was concieved, at the onslaught of WWII.

One of the things that seems to fascinate him tje Miller is that Miller, who completely ignores world events, is clearly not an idiot, and that Tropic of Colossjs is good.

They abound there, including the very last of them, lovely Antinous: Here’s this fabulous surreal narrative about Greece, and suddenly the narrator doesn’t just shit himself, he “makes kaka? I need to know more about Miller, and the subversive style which has made him a legend. It is probably his most accessible work, and would appeal to the broadest of audiences, but when has that ever constituted “best” in the mind possessed of its own unique songs?

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The Colossus of Maroussi. May 10, Beth rated it did not like it Shelves: I don’t like jails, churches, fortresses, palaces, libraries, museums, nor public statues to the dead.

It makes one want to experience the greatness of the place, to be reborn like him. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

George Bernard Shaw they were shortchanging Miller. Not only does Miller have a preternatural affinity for the mystical and transcendent, but the various meditative bits of philosophy and courageously inventive speculative prose that dot the book are beautifully conceived, mller in a kind of ecstatic encounter with the holy.

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For Greece is the central geographical landscape on which he builds. Suzi Stembridge I too loved this book and return to it time and again.

I am poor as a tramp, I have no possessions, no responsibilities, no job, no assurance of anything, and because of that I am the happiest man alive. Greece, mafoussi he mentions only once, was under a military dictatorship at this time.

Description Like the fo colossus that stood over the harbor of Rhodes, Henry Miller s The Colossus of Maroussi stands as a seminal classic in travel literature. Retrieved 31 May Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

We need peace and solitude and idleness. Miller had already published what are considered some of his best-known works, including Tropic of CancerBlack Springand Tropic of Capricorn.

As an impoverished writer in need of rejuvenation, Miller travelled to Greece at the invitation of his friend, the writer Lawrence Durrell.

I understand completely what he means, while no longer being able to connect the dots between his moments and emotions and mine in my faulty emotional memory. Besides being the work of a truly formidable writer, it will take you to places you probably never dreamed existed.

All well and good- still nothing terribly suspicious. They probably still do. The Colossus colssus Maroussi First edition. Sono a Corinto in una luce rosa, maeoussi sole combatte con la luna, la terra gira lentamente con le sue grasse rovine, roteando nella luce come una noria riflessa in un immobile stagno.

Should he have written about that?