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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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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.
H.M. A Self-Portrait, 1944
Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymous Bosch
Smile at the Foot of the Ladder
The Colossus of Maroussi
The Cosmological Eye
The Wisdom of the Heart
Sextet: Six Essays
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird
The Time of the Assassins: A Study of Rimbaud
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