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The Colossus of Maroussi

By: Miller, Henry

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0141980540 / 9780141980546
Paperback
914.950474
04/02/2016
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England
20 cm 240 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: San Francisco: Colt, 1941; London: Secker & Warburg, 1942.

'Out of the sea, as if Homer himself had arranged it for me, the islands bobbed up, lonely, deserted, mysterious in the fading light'Enraptured by a young woman's account of the landscapes of Greece, Henry Miller set off to explore the Grecian countryside with his friend Lawrence Durrell in 1939.

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. 'One of the five greatest travel books of all time' Pico Iyer

BIC:

1DVG Greece, 3JJ 20th century, WTLC Classic travel writing

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