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Henry Miller
HENRY MILLER (1891-1980) was an American writer and painter infamous for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is... show more



HENRY MILLER (1891-1980) was an American writer and painter infamous for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are "Tropic of Cancer," "Tropic of Capricorn," and "Black Spring." His books were banned in the United States for their lewd content until 1964 when a court ruling overturned this order, acknowledging Miller’s work as literature in what became one of the most celebrated victories of the sexual revolution.

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Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it 4 years ago
I enjoy to read about bohemian types. Thompson's evocation of Horatio Alger at the end of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is pretty spot on. My adventure novels involve irresponsible artist types blowing all their money on drugs and women in exotic locales. I am not especially proud of this but a do...
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction
Nights of Love and Laughter is a little know collection of short stories by Henry Miller. Being a Miller aficionado, it is part of my permanent collection. Since it is little known (even on Goodreads), I will begin by mentioning that this book was first released by New Directions in 1955 and subsequ...
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction
Warning: This review is long, has excessive amount of quotes, and does not reach much of a conclusion. If you have a short attention span, this may not be for you. However, if you appreciate fine writing, I encourage you to read on. For me, Henry Miller is the finest writer America has produced over...
Tami
Tami rated it 5 years ago
This was PWP with a lot of taboo.I waited a long time for any kind of story line. Didn't happen.The constant sex got boring after a while. And repetitive.It was not badly written, but just not great either.I didn't like the incest, rape and other taboo tropes he used.
travelin
travelin rated it 5 years ago
I think I was a virgin when I read it (officially I still am), but he still comes across as a Californian who travelled all the way to Paris just to meet 1 or 2 loose women. I also read it on a very peaceful ferry ride and remember thinking the ferry ride was more of a genuine adventure than most of...
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