“One of the five greatest travel books of all time. (Pico Iyer)
Miller captures the spirit and warmth of the resilient Greek people in his story of a wartime journey from Athens to Crete. (National Geographic
Miller’s Colossus of Maroussi
, a paean to Greece drawn out of a nine-month visit…is the gestation time for a human and, in Miller’s case, for the imaginative re-creation of a country, a culture and his own fierce energies. (Richard Eder, The New York Times
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. His Independent column of offbeat walking tours, “Psychogeography,” has been collected into an eponymously titled book.
Ian S. MacNiven (b. 1938) edited The Durrell-Miller Letters: 1935-1980.