The Books in My Life

Some writers attempt to conceal the literary influences which have shaped their thinking––but not Henry Miller. In this unique work, he gives an utterly candid and self-revealing account of the reading he did during his formative years. InThe Books in My Lifehe shares the thrills of discovery that many kinds of books have brought to a keenly curious and questioning mind. Some of Miller's favorite writers are the giants whom most of...

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Stille Tage In Clichy

It's been so long since I've read this I don't remember that many details about it, but I do remember Quiet Days... being struck with more sweetness or humanity than say the Tropics, which are pretty bleak.I like the distinctions you draw between misogyny and selfishness.That's definitely valid and interesting.As Miller got older, he definitely grew gentler, and toward "The Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch" and such works, was actually a lot more...

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Tropic of Cancer

hailed as an American classic, "Tropic of Cancer," Henry Miller's masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller's famed mixture of memoir and fiction, which chronicles with...

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Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

Whence Henry Miller's title for this, one of his most appealing books; first published in 1957, it tells the story of Miller's life on the Big Sur, a section of California coast where he lived for fifteen years.Big Sur is the portrait of a place one of the most colorful in the U.S. and of the extraordinary people Miller knew there: writers (and writers who didn't write), mystics seeking truth in meditation (and the not-so-saintly looking...

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Max Et Les Phagocytes

میلر، فکر می‌کنی دارم دیوانه می‌شوم؟ دارد دیوانه می‌شود؟ خدای من، مکس، فقط...

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The Tropic of Cancer, The Tropic of Capricorn, & Time Killers

I am a lover of H. Miller. I have a collection of banned books and this is one of my favorites. Miller is more interested in language, both smutty vernacular and extraordinary words. He has issues for sure. Issues with women, issues with people but he has a passion for living and being flawed which I adore. He excavates the unholy in the same way that Joyce dismembers the holy in portrait of the artist. It is refreshing to read if you like media...

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Book of Friends

Henry Miller sought to reestablish the freedom to live without the conventional restraints of civilization. His books are potpourris of sexual description, quasi-philosophical speculation, reflection on literature and society, surrealistic imaginings, and autobiographical incident. After living in Paris in the 1930s, he returned to the United States and settled in Big Sur, Calif. Miller's first two works, Tropic of Cancer...

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Tropic of Capricorn

I am so thoroughly healthy and empty. No dreams, no desires. I am like the luscious deceptive fruit which hangs on the Californian trees. One more ray of sun and I will be rotten. Henry MillerThe first thing, if you are lucky, that you discover about Henry Miller is that you...

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