Henry Miller

American author

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Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer and artist. 

He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new type of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, stream of consciousness, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association, and mysticism. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring, Tropic of Capricorn, and The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy, which are based on his experiences in New York and Paris (all of which were banned in the United States until 1961). He also wrote travel memoirs and literary criticism and painted watercolors.

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Arrival at Schiphol by the American writer Henry Miller | Photograph by Wim van Rossem/ Anefo (10 MAY 1959). © Nationaal Archief, CC0

Henry Miller Biography Documentary | Video courtesy of I Love Docs, YouTube

Henry Miller, the most influential representative of modern American literature, is rediscovered. The fascination he exerts is not only due to his work, which violates all sexual taboos, but so to his eventful life and his still absolutely contemporary view of the world.

Quotations

Paradise is separated from hell only by an imaginary line, so it is said.

Henry Miller

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.

Henry Miller

In his highest flights, musical and architectural above all, for they are one, man gives the illusion of rivaling the order, the majesty and the splendor of the heavens.

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Confusion is a word we have invented for an order that is not understood.

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Published works

Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), Tropic of Capricorn (1939), The Cosmological Eye (1939), The Colossus of Maroussi (1941), The Wisdom of the Heart (1941), Sunday After the War (1944), The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945), The Time of the Assassins: A Study of Rimbaud (1946), Remember to Remember (1947), The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder (1948), Sexus (1949), The Books in My Life (1952), Plexus (1953), Nights of Love and Laughter (1955), Quiet Days in Clichy (1956), A Devil in Paradise (1956), Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch (1957), Nexus (1960), Stand Still Like the Hummingbird (1962), Henry Miller on Writing (1964), Insomnia or the Devil at Large (1970), My Life and Times (1971), The Nightmare Notebook (1975), Henry Miller's Book of Friends: A Tribute to Friends of Long Ago (1976), The World of Lawrence: A Passionate Appreciation (1980), Sextet (1977), My Bike and Other Friends, Volume II, Book of Friends (1978), Joey: A Loving Portrait of Alfred Perlès Together With Some Bizarre Episodes Relating to the Opposite Sex, Volume III, Book of Friends (1979)
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Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymous Bosch
(1957)

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Smile at the Foot of the Ladder 
(1948)

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The Colossus of Maroussi
(1941)

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Stand Still Like the Hummingbird
(1959)

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The Cosmological Eye
(1939)

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The Wisdom of the Heart
(1941)

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Sextet: Six Essays
(1977)

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The Time of the Assassins: A Study of Rimbaud
(1956)

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The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
(1945)

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H.M.  A Self-Portrait, 1944

Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), Tropic of Capricorn (1939), The Cosmological Eye (1939), The Colossus of Maroussi (1941), The Wisdom of the Heart (1941), Sunday After the War (1944), The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945), The Time of the Assassins: A Study of Rimbaud (1946), Remember to Remember (1947), The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder (1948), Sexus (1949), The Books in My Life (1952), Plexus (1953), Nights of Love and Laughter (1955), Quiet Days in Clichy (1956), A Devil in Paradise (1956), Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch (1957), Nexus (1960), Stand Still Like the Hummingbird (1962), Henry Miller on Writing (1964), Insomnia or the Devil at Large (1970), My Life and Times (1971), The Nightmare Notebook (1975), Henry Miller's Book of Friends: A Tribute to Friends of Long Ago (1976), The World of Lawrence: A Passionate Appreciation (1980), Sextet (1977), My Bike and Other Friends, Volume II, Book of Friends (1978), Joey: A Loving Portrait of Alfred Perlès Together With Some Bizarre Episodes Relating to the Opposite Sex, Volume III, Book of Friends (1979)

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