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THE COLOSSUS OF MAROUSSI.

Miller, Henry.

ISBN 10: 0671788892 / ISBN 13: 9780671788896
Published by POCKET BOOKS., NY, 1975
Soft cover
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First Pocket Books Edition. INSCRIBED by Henry Miller to longtime friend Kenny Du Main on title page. Fine, but for mild age toning to text, in pictorial printed wrappers. It's doubtful more than a few copies of this edition were signed by Miiller. Bookseller Inventory # 22836

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Title: THE COLOSSUS OF MAROUSSI.

Publisher: POCKET BOOKS., NY

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Softcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Henry Miller’s landmark travel book, now reissued in a new edition, is ready to be stuffed into any vagabond’s backpack.

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 literature.  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. Miller headed out with his friend Lawrence Durrell to explore the Grecian countryside: a flock of sheep nearly tramples the two as they lie naked on a beach; the Greek poet Katsmbalis, the “colossus” of Miller’s book, stirs every rooster within earshot of the Acropolis with his own loud crowing; cold hard-boiled eggs are warmed in a village’s single stove, and they stay in hotels that “have seen better days, but which have an aroma of the past.”

About the Author:

Henry Miller (1891―1980) was one of the most controversial American novelists during his lifetime. His book, The Tropic of Cancer, was banned in the some U.S. states before being overruled by the Supreme Court. New Directions publishes several of his books.

Will Self (b. 1961) is an English novelist and journalist.

Ian S. MacNiven (b. 1938) edited The Durrell-Miller Letters: 1935-1980.

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