Sometimes it takes decades for great works of art to be appreciated by the general public. Moby Dick, for example, was a total flop upon its initial release.
Critics weren’t initially kind to Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and now it’s at the top of most “Best of All-Time” lists. And don’t get us started on the Bee Gees’ Main Course.
Which brings us to Henry’s incandescent Grecian travelogue, The Coloussus of Maroussi.Indeed, it was Henry’s favorite book, and it turns out he was on to something. You may recall in a previous Digest we cited a New York Times piece on it.
Well, now we’d like to refer you to a generous write-up courtesy of Hyperallergic. Check it out here!
The Henry Miller Library guarantees all guests the broadest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, and learn. It is not the proper role of the Library to attempt to shield individuals from ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive. There are many books and stories to read, to write, to tell, and to listen to.
We hope to learn from different ideas, why and how they come to be, and what values they’re premised on. To always critique and argue in good-faith. Some ‘binaries’ that we propose on our bookshelves are: Capitalism vs. Socialism | Keynesian economics vs. Classical economics | Deontology vs. Consequentialism | Empiricism vs. Rationalism | Liberalism vs. Conservatism | Democracy vs. Authoritarianism | Cartesianism vs. Darwinism | Realism vs. Romanticism | Classicism vs. Modernism | Objectivism vs. Relativism | Virtue ethics vs. Deontological ethics | Monotheism/Polytheism/Pantheism | Protestantism vs. Catholicism | Atheism vs. Theism What a wonderful world!