--- Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi, p. 55
The passage above, from The Colossus of Maroussi
, continues in this same vein for a couple more pages. Hydra
makes a strong impression on Miller, as does most of Greece during his prolonged visit in 1939. He leaves Greece due only to the tension of the looming world war, when he is forced out and back to America
This photo was taken in 1939, and is credited to George Seferis
. Seferis (whose real last name is Seferiades) went to Hydra in the Fall of 1939, along with Miller and George Katsimbalis
, who were off to visit the painter Ghika
at his ancestral home. Miller writes about this visit over the course of several pages of Maroussi
, beginning on p. 52.
"Hydra was entered as a pause in the musical score of creation by an expert calligrapher."