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Kolossen fra Maroussi (1941)

af Henry Miller

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'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… (mere)
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Every time I pick up a Henry Miller book through-out my life it is like meeting up with an old buddy for a long stroll and a gabber. One of the few authors I know well enough to be able to have an internal dialogue with as I’m reading. Just like a conversation over time The Colossus of Maroussi is alive with contradictions and Miller’s flare for embellishing each moment, his literary company is indeed after a few minutes like being “embarked on an endless voyage comparable in feeling and trajectory only to the dream which the practiced dreamer slips into like a bone into its socket”. In this book we discover Miller escaping the impending second world war by taking a holiday in Greece. Miller writes that it is his first real vacation in twenty years and that on it he would not do a stroke of work, yet The Colossus of Maroussi was born from that workless period. Miller absorbs everything and so a workless time for him is purely intention and not action. The vacation also allowed Miller some time with his fellow writing pal Lawrence Durrell author of many books, “The Black Book” being the one of greatest interest to me.

So Miller explores Greece, the people and the ancient municipalities and landscape. He is thinking of the Greek people all the time, and of civilisation itself. This being the core of the work, but it is also a reflective piece on humankind and the nature of industrialisation and war. Some wonderful Miller observations like “We have but to melt, to dissolve, to swim in the solution. We are soluble fish and the world is an aquarium” and “It’s good to be just plain happy; it’s a little better to know that you’re happy; but to understand that you’re happy and to know why and how, in what way, because of concatenation of events or circumstances, and still be happy, be happy in the being and the knowing, well that is beyond happiness, that is bliss, and if you have any sense you ought to kill yourself on the spot and be done with it”.

One interesting moment was Miller’s visit to a soothsayer who told him that he wouldn’t die but vanish into the light. The forecast and Miller’s last hours are eerily copulative as Miller went back to Paris in the 1930s in his mind and perhaps really did just vanish into the light; his mind anyway.

Colossus of Maroussi is also a ramble on the many characters Henry encounters, and the legendary Greek places that bore the early triumphs of contemporary thoughts. There are a few classic Henry moments pertaining to his perverse wit but it is a book of potential fear, singular emotion and enormous transition from a writer's inner and outer world.
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  RupertOwen | Apr 27, 2021 |
Se a pagina 50 mi chiedo ancora perché mai l'ho iniziato, è il caso di lasciar perdere. ( )
  winckelmann | Dec 14, 2020 |
> LE COLOSSE DE MAROUSSI, de Henry Miller (Buchet Chastel et Livre de Poche) — GRÈCE ÉTERNELLE — Tout l'enthousiasme, toute la générosité, tout l'humour, tout le génie d'Henry Miller, épuré par le soleil de la Grèce… Non que la moiteur légèrement pourrie de New York, où se déroulent bon nombre de ses livres les plus connus, ne soit, elle aussi, un bon support à ses bondissements de joie si contagieux… Mais en Grèce, ça atteint le sublime.
Quand Miller contemple un lieu à travers l'espace-temps, une métamorphose se produit jusqu'au fond de nos os - avec, je dois dire, au milieu du foisonnement incroyablement érudit auquel se livre le champion du monde des amoureux, un sort tout spécial fait à la France.
Car la France abrite la vallée de la Dordogne; or Henry Miller, du fin fond du Péloponèse, songe soudain à la Dordogne, dont les nombreuses grottes préhistoriques livrent la preuve que nos ancêtres étaient fichtrement malins, et fins, puisqu'il s'agit, avec la Grèce, des deux plus beaux endroits du monde… --(Patrice VAN EERSEL) --Nouvelles Clés, (24), (Juillet-Août 1992), pp. 42-47

> Babelio : https://www.babelio.com/livres/Miller-Le-Colosse-de-Maroussi/8771

> Critiques Libres : http://www.critiqueslibres.com/i.php/vcrit/3114

> BAnQ (La presse, 28 juil. 2002) : https://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2195002
  Joop-le-philosophe | Oct 16, 2020 |
Hardly anyone I have ever met, unless they are a serious Henry Miller devotee or an avid reader of Greek travelogues, has heard of this book.

It's a wild ride, demonstrating both the liveliness of the author, but also how alive the Greece and Greeks he knew were. My memory of it has faded over the something like 30 years (!) since I read it, but I still have a strong impression of light, of dancing, of the castigation of Germans, Americans, and Britons in favor of a more alive southern European type. (Ironically, or perhaps simply pointedly, Miller was 100% German-American.) ( )
  jordanjones | Feb 21, 2020 |
Apparently I read torrent of bullshit back in my early 20s; the book is littered with my underlinings and exclamations. That said, i had no recollection of the book, more precisely, there isn't anything to distinguish it from the other open sewers of Miller's ouevre. The entire second section of the book should be purged by the Miller estate. I only (re)read this as it was selected by my friend Roger. ( )
  jonfaith | Feb 22, 2019 |
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I read the book and immediately gave it away, not bearing for it to be unshared. I had entered a new realm. I had confirmed that my responsibilities were not just to myself, or to little England, but to the imagination and to something far greater than my present parlous condition. My immediate miserableness and loneliness were as nothing. And so what if I had nothing to show for life, no house or job, money or prospects? I too was a millionaire in spirit. I too had self-belief.
 
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'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

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