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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, espol language, sex, surrealist free associationand mysticism. Inhis family moved to Decatur Street in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.

Miller married his first wife, Beatrice Sylvas Wickens, in ; [11] their divorce was granted on December 21, In Marchduring a three-week vacation, he wrote his first novel, Clipped Wings. It has never been published, and only fragments remain, although parts of it were recycled in other works, such as Tropic of Capricorn.

Inwhile he was still married to Beatrice, Miller met and became enamored of a mysterious dance hall dancer who was born Juliet Edith Smerth but went by the stage niller June Mansfield. She was 21 at the time. Miller’s second novel, Moloch: Kronski lived with Miller and June from untilwhen June and Kronski went to Paris together, leaving Miller behind, which upset him greatly. Miller suspected the pair of having a lesbian relationship. While in Paris, June and Kronski did not get along, and June returned to Miller several months later.

InMiller spent several months in Paris with June, a trip which was financed by Freedman. Servicewho recalled the story in his autobiography: For henru stripling he spoke with some authority, turning into ridicule the pretentious scribes of the Latin Quarter and their freak magazine. First person, uncensored, formless – fuck everything!

Nin became his lover and pietorum the first printing of Tropic of Cancer in with money from Otto Rank. This period in Paris was highly creative for Miller, and during this time he also established a significant and influential network of authors circulating around the Villa Seurat.

Miller’s correspondence with Durrell was later published in two books. His works contain detailed accounts of sexual experiences. His first published book, Tropic of Cancerwas published by Obelisk Press in Paris and banned in the United States on the grounds of obscenity. While the aforementioned novels henrry banned in the US for over two decades, inNew Directions published The Cosmological EyeMiller’s first book to be published in America.

The collection contained short prose pieces, most of which originally appeared in Black Spring and Max and the White Phagocytes Miller lived in France until June In Durrell, who lived in Corfuinvited Miller to Greece. Miller described the visit in The Colossus of Maroussiwhich he considered his best book.


Here in my opinion is the only imaginative prose-writer of the slightest value who has appeared among the English-speaking races for some years past. Even if that is objected to as an overstatement, it will probably be admitted hengy Miller is a writer out of the ordinary, worth more than a single glance; and after all, he is a completely negative, unconstructive, amoral writer, a mere Jonaha passive acceptor of evil, a sort of Whitman among the corpses.

InMiller returned to New York; after a year-long trip around the United States, a journey that would become material for The Air-Conditioned Nightmarehe moved to California in Juneinitially residing just outside Hollywood in Beverly Glenbefore settling in Big Sur in There they were acquiring a slow and steady notoriety among both Europeans and the various enclaves of American cultural exiles. As a result, the books were millet smuggled into the States, where they proved to be a major influence on the new Beat Generation of American writers, most notably Jack Kerouacthe only Beat writer Miller truly cared for.

Inshortly before moving to California, Miller began writing Sexusthe first novel in The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy, a fictionalized account documenting the six-year period of his life in Brooklyn falling in love with June and struggling to become a writer.

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InMiller met and married his third wife, Janina Martha Lepska, a philosophy student who was 30 years his junior. The following year, he married artist Eve McClure, who was 37 years his junior. They divorced in[26] and she died inlikely as a result of alcoholism.

They hadn’t seen each other in nearly three decades.

In a letter to Eve, he described his mil,er at June’s “terrible” appearance, as she had by then degenerated both physically and mentally. InMiller wrote a short story which he called his “most singular story.

His cook and caretaker was a young artist’s model named Twinka Thiebaud who later wrote a book about his evening chats. Only opu of Miller’s pistorjm On Turning Eighty were published. Published by Capra Press, in collaboration with Yes! Press, it was the first volume of the “Yes!

Capra” chapbook series and is 34 pages in length. In relation to reaching 80 years of age, Miller explains:. If at eighty you’re not a cripple or an invalid, if you have your health, if you still enjoy a good walk, a good meal with all the trimmingsif you can sleep without first taking a pill, if birds and flowers, mountains and sea still inspire you, you are a most fortunate individual and you should get down on your knees morning and night and thank the good Lord for his savin’ and keepin’ power.

Miller and Tokuda divorced in He spoke of his remembrances of John Reed pistourm Louise Bryant as part of a series of “witnesses. A book milldr their correspondence was published in Miller died of circulatory complications at his home in Pacific Palisades on June 7,at the age of Tony has stated that he ultimately intends to have his ashes mixed with those of his father and scattered in Big Pixtorum.


The publication of Miller’s Tropic of Cancer in the United States in by Grove Press led to a series of obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography.

Supreme Courtin Grove Press, Inc. Gersteinciting Jacobellis v. Ohio which was decided the same day inoverruled the state court findings of obscenity and declared the book a work of literature; it was one of the notable events in what has come to be known as the sexual revolution. Elmer Gertzthe lawyer who successfully argued the initial case for the novel’s publication in Illinoisbecame a lifelong friend of Miller’s; a volume of their correspondence has been published.

In addition to his literary abilities, Miller produced numerous watercolor paintings and wrote books on this field. It is estimated that Miller painted 2, watercolors during his life, and that 50 or more major collections of Miller’s paintings exist.

Miller’s papers can be found in the following library special collections:. Miller is considered a “literary innovator” in whose works “actual and imagined experiences became indistinguishable from each other.

Throughout his novels he makes references to literature; he cites Fyodor DostoyevskyJoris-Karl HuysmansBalzac and Nietzsche as having a formative impact on him. Miller is mentioned again later in the novel. Miller appeared as himself in several films: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For other piistorum named Henry Miller, see Henry Miller disambiguation. Beatrice Sylvas Wickens m. Janina Martha Lepska pistourm. Miller’s metamorphosis and his acceptance of the cosmos. DearbornThe Happiest Man Alive: Accessed August 31, Yale University Press, pp. A LifeOpuus York: Antony FineHenry Miller: MJF Books,p. Grove Press, pp.

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