The Colossus of Maroussi

The Colossus of Maroussi

Book - 199-?
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WW Norton
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.

Baker & Taylor
The author's quest for spiritual renewal is illuminated in descriptions of his impressions of Greece and its people

Norton Pub
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.

Publisher: New York : New Directions Pub. Co., [199-?], c1958
ISBN: 9780811201094
Characteristics: 244 p. ; 20 cm


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Jan 09, 2015

"This time, being equipped with a flashlight, we decided to descend the slippery staircase to the well. Durrell went first, Nancy next, and I followed gingerly behind. About halfway down we halted instinctively and debated whether to go any farther. I experienced the same feeling of terror as I had the first time with Katsimbalis, more, if anything, since we had descended into the bowels of the earth. I had two distinct fears — one, that the buttress at the head of the stairs would give way and leave us to smother in utter darkness, and two, that a misstep would send me slithering down into the pit amidst a spawn of snakes, lizards and bats. I was tremendously relieved when Durrell ... consented to abandon the descent. I was thankful that I was now first instead of last... Thinking back on it now, after a lapse of months, I honestly believe I'd rather be shot than forced to descend that staircase alone."


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