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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There are men who are millsr full, so rich, who give themselves so completely that each time you take leave of them you feel that it is absolutely of no consequence whether the parting is for a day, or forever. The Colossus of Maroussia travel book of modern Greece, is considered by some critics his best work.

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Self-centred, self-indulgent ramblings of a privileged white guy abroad. In all his works, he repeats the same anti-bourgeoisie refrain: The Colossus of Maroussi First edition. It is just the contrary. Apr 02, Loran rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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. Recommended to Mike by: Nothing – read the book and find out for yourself.

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Greece, as he collssus only once, was under a military dictatorship at this time. That the Greeks made men gods og not disembodied souls.

Here, in “The Colossus of Maroussi,” he uses the American state as a kind of false backdrop for his discoveries in Greece.


I read it in the spring of He’s a madman and very opinionated but he’s also an endearing romantic. He is best in acquaintanceship where there is little to risk and there are no aftermaths.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We are Building an Abstract, dehumanized world out of the ashes of an illusory materialism. His love for mankind is in every line.

I only everyone could aproach travel this way!!!! They were so deliriously inflamed with indelicate passages that they were banned in America and England for over thirty years, appearing only in France through the “Traveller’s Companion” series out of Paris, sold under-the-counter and to me just before I came back to America, where my malfeasance was discovered by a vigilant customs agent, who roundly scolded me for my “taste in literature.

It is a trip I will make millfr and over again. The Moment was lost in the blaze of power jenry engulfed the intoxicated Greeks. If I ever do go to Greece, I will have this book as my travel companion.

The Colossus of Maroussi : Henry Miller :

Lists with This Book. And for many of the same reasons I do. His books are potpourris of sexual description, quasi-philosophical speculation, reflection on literature and society, surrealistic imaginings, and autobiographical incident.

This is a man of engorged passions, which, in Greece, leads him to marojssi for the divines. He says quite late that Greek history is mostly meaningless.

He spoke of little things and of great with equal reverence; he was never too busy to pause and dwell on the things which moved him; he had endless time on his hands, which in itself is the mark of a great soul. We are determined to conquer and conquer we shall, but the conquest is death.


Sweet Bird of Youth Tennessee Williams. It was hot during his first few months in Greece in May ofbut instead of saying, “God, it’s hot,” he writes, “I hemry never been so hot in all my life. As I started reading it, in or not far removed from Greece, I was utterly astonished at Here’s the story. Jul 17, Travelin rated it it was amazing. The work is frequently heralded as Miller’s best.

One might say that Miller wanted to preserve an image of a paradise that he worried would soon be lost. Lots of people get boring or overblown at times. Nevertheless, it is a pleasure to be able to confirm the abilities of a truly great author. The absence of newspapers, the absence of news about what men are doing in different parts of the world to make life more livable or unlivable is the greatest single boon.

The Colossus Of Maroussi

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.

The best thing I can say about this book is that t I’m so disappointed. The earth became more intimate, more alive, more millef.

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