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The Colossus of Maroussi (1941)
by Henry Miller
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811201090, Paperback)
It has preceded the footsteps of prominent travel writers such as Pico Iyer and Rolf Potts. The book Miller would later cite as his favorite began with a young woman’s seductive description of Greece.This book about Greece, by the author of Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn is incandescent with his feeling for a great people and their past.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:23:06 -0400)
"Just before the outbreak of World War Two the writer Henry Miller, who had been living in Paris after the publication of Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, took a boat to Greece in the heat of summer to meet his friend Lawrence Durrell. The rebirth he experienced there inspired one of the great travel books of our times. Miller later described his exploration of the ancient places of Athens, the islands, Crete and the Peloponnese as the high water mark in lifes adventures thus far. With a poetic imagination and passionate prose, he captures the elemental splendour of the country and paints vivid portraits of people he meets, including an extraordinary storyteller he names the Colossus. Rooted firmly in a particular time yet still fresh and vital, the book is also an unrestrained meditation on life, to be read and savoured."--Provided by publisher.
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