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by Henry Miller

  • Author: Henry Miller
  • ISBN: 0671788892
  • ISBN13: 978-0671788896
  • ePub: 1990 kb | FB2: 1887 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Travel Writing
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (April 1, 1975)
  • Pages: 253
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 177
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The Colossus of Maroussi ePub download

The Colossus of Maroussi is an impressionist travelogue by American writer Henry Miller that was first published in 1941 by Colt Press of San Francisco.

The Colossus of Maroussi is an impressionist travelogue by American writer Henry Miller that was first published in 1941 by Colt Press of San Francisco. Set in pre-war Greece of 1939, it is ostensibly an exploration of the "Colossus" of the title, George Katsimbalis, a poet and raconteur. The work is frequently heralded as Miller's best.

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Henry Miller would never be the same again. Greece is a dangerous land for a seeker, a visionary

Henry Miller would never be the same again. Greece is a dangerous land for a seeker, a visionary. Miller arrives primed for a revelation, for an epiphany. It was a Greece in which the ancient land he intuited blended almost seamlessly with the Greece he experienced.

The Colossus of Maroussi book. The Colossus of Maroussi is an impressionist travelogue by Henry Miller, written in 1939 and first published in 1941 by Colt Press of San Francisco

The Colossus of Maroussi book. The Colossus of Maroussi is an impressionist travelogue by Henry Miller, written in 1939 and first published in 1941 by Colt Press of San Francisco. As an impoverished writer in need of rejuvenation, Miller travelled to Greece at the invitation of his friend, the writer Lawrence Durrell. The text is inspired by the events that occurred. The text is ostensibly a portrait of The Colossus of Maroussi is an impressionist travelogue by Henry Miller, written in 1939 and first published in 1941 by Colt Press of San Francisco.

The Colossus of Maroussi is an impressionist travelogue by Henry Miller, written in 1939 and first published in 1941 by Colt Press of San Francisco. As an impoverished writer in need of rejuvenation, Miller travelled to Greece at the invitation of his friend, the writer Lawrence Durrell

The Colossus of Maroussi is an impressionist travelogue by Henry Miller, written in 1939 and first published in 1941 by Colt Press of San Francisco. The text is ostensibly a portrait of the Greek writer George Katsimbalis, although some critics have opined that is more of a self-portrait of Miller himself. Miller considered it to be his greatest work.

The Colossus of Maroussi, by Henry Miller, is an excellent travelogue of the nine months he spent living in Greece . Miller is one of America's greatest writers and this is considered one of his best books

The Colossus of Maroussi, by Henry Miller, is an excellent travelogue of the nine months he spent living in Greece back in the early 1940s. Miller is one of America's greatest writers and this is considered one of his best books. I recommend that if you like this book then read all of Miller's work, you will not be disappointed. Miller is the Colossus of American writing along with Walt Whitman, Jack Kerouac, Herman Melville, and a few others. In 1941, Henry Miller, the author of Tropic of Cancer, was commissioned by a Los Angeles bookseller to write an erotic novel for a dollar a page. Under the Roofs of Paris (originally published as Opus Pistorum) is that book. Here one finds Miller’s char. Dear, Dear Brenda: The Love Letters of Henry Miller to Brenda Venus. by Henry Miller · Gerald S. Sindell.

The American Express also had money for me, money that had been cabled by friends in America

The American Express also had money for me, money that had been cabled by friends in America. e German to me, was excited by the prospect of my receiving several sums of money at once. So was the night porter, Socrates, and the postman who always had a broad grin when he counted out the money to me. In Greece, as in other places, when you receive a sum of money from abroad you are expected to make little dispensations in every direction.

In The Colossus of Maroussi he describes drinking from sacred springs, nearly being . One of the five greatest travel books of all time' Pico Iyer.

In The Colossus of Maroussi he describes drinking from sacred springs, nearly being trampled to death by sheep and encountering the flamboyant Greek poet Katsumbalis, who 'could galvanize the dead with his talk'. This lyrical classic of travel writing represented an epiphany in Miller's life, and is the book he would later cite as his favourite.

JoldGold
Apart from the hideous forward by Mr. Self, Henry Miller's book is a giant among travel classics. I'm an American living in Greece for 20 years, and can attest to the book's deep understanding and love of Greece and its history between the two world wars. We can hardly fault Mr. Miller for Self's insufferable forward that reaches realms never achieved in the annals of publishing. The irony of a Brit--Miller skewers the British relentlessly throughout the book--commenting with such bravado and (no pun intended here) self aggrandizement, is an insult to the monument Mr. Miller carved from the rock of contemporary history. I'm shell-shocked from the tone deafness of the publisher for allowing Mr. Self to deface this masterpiece. Mr. Miller would have run in the other direction.....Still, Colossus should be required reading for all travelers to Greece.
SING
I took this on a three week car and ferry tour of Greece and certain of the Greek Islands in 2018. I had last been to Greece in 1963. Miller was there in 1941. At first I thought that he was a bit of a blowhard as an artist but d...m me if he did bring it all around. He did see into the heart of the Greeks. I heard from by balcony of my hotel room in Platka a cock crow as dawn approached. I wanted to crow back. Epidaurus, Mycenae, Delphi, Crete are here too. I liked it as much as the Tropic of Cancer. Maybe more.
Golden freddi
I first saw mention of The Colossus of Maroussi in a New York Times Sunday travel piece on Crete. I had read Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer a number of years ago and enjoyed it, As my husband and I were flying to Paris I thought it would make a great travel read and was not disappointed. Set in Greece where Miller takes a vacation in 1939/40 it is a travel book and much more. Miller develops a theory about the history of humans and his own unique philosophy about where industrial civilization led humanity astray. It is set against the background of ancient Greece. He includes a section of Surrealist writing "riffing" on America jazz greats of the period. Some may find it off putting but I found it interesting in terms of style. His description of the Greeks he meets are wonderfully vivid and the views he expressed are uniquely Miller's own. Miller called it his best book and I can see why.
Beydar
I've read most all of Miller's work; this is at the top of the list. When he put his mind to it, the man could write. Here the typical semi-fictional autobiography falls aside in favor of Miller's keen eye for the unique and the detail of his surroundings. As a people person, his relationships with friends and acquaintances comes across with marvelous clarity in this work.
Yozshujind
It had been years since I read any of Henry Miller's writing, and I'd forgotten how florid he can be. It can only be compared to 'writing with a fire hose.' And apparently he doesn't proofread. But that is not to say that he isn't readable, for there are parts of "Colussus" that I will remember always. While his passion is still prevalent, so too are his narcissistic prejudices. I read this book primarily to acquire a greater knowledge of Greece and Crete, and I got it. This was written in 1939, and Miller despised America. Yet he ran for his life back to it, when WWII began to break over The Mediterranean. For a greater appreciation of this work, a brush up of ancient Greek history is advised before starting it, particularly The Bronze Age.
Dalallador
I love the way Miller writes. He is so colorful, that he makes every bit of his book interesting. He is not a historian or fanatic about Greece to begin with, unlike most travel writers who go to Greece. He does not know the language, most of the history, or the cultural norms. He is often the outsider and requires the help of others to get by, but he still makes valuable insight. The book came fast, which was very necessary.
Onath
Love of Greece and dislike of other places comes through loud and clear. A couple priceless passages describing a "one-ness" with fate.
Exhilarating. Miller's optimism and energy, his celebration of life in all it's messy and fascinating forms, his soaring yet earthy style is the perfect remedy for anyone drifting towards depression in these grim times. Greece on the eve of the second world war is an island of sanity on a planet going mad. The gods hover over these ruins still. Many travel books, I think of Paul Theroux particularly, leave me thankful for him making the trip so I won't need to. Miller inspires me to want to go to Greece.
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