The Colossus of Maroussi

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Miller, Henry. The Colossus of Maroussi. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books , 1972. Unknown Edition. Paperback. Condition (Book/DJ): Very good / Very good. Minor signs of age and wear including light rubbing and toning to the covers. The pages show some moderate signs of age toning though the text and the signature remain clear and crisp.

This paperback copy of Henry Miller's impressionist travelogue "The Colossus of Maroussi" is signed by the subject of the book, Georges Katsimbalis. According to a Washington Post book review from 1999, Katsimbalis was "a key figure in the brilliant flowering of Greek poetry in the 1930s." Today, Katsimbalis is better known as the Greek Colossus, immortalized by Miller in this text. The book is signed to G. Alan Chidsey, a noted New York book dealer, and dated April 20, 1973. A business card for Katsimbalis is attached to the front free endpaper. Additionally, the text includes a publisher's brochure for "Henry Miller Books from Capra Press" addressed to Chidsey and a clipping from "Publisher's Weekly" with an interview with Miller in which the author states that "The Colossus of Maroussi" is his favorite of all his works.