Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, – June 7, ) was an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a. Results 1 – 10 of 10 OPUS PISTORUM by HENRY MILLER and a great selection of related books, Opus Pistorum (La Sonrisa Vertical) (Spanish Edition). Results 1 – 30 of Opus Pistorum by Miller, Henry and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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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.

DearbornThe Happiest Man Alive: Wikiquote has quotations related to: Yale University Press, pp. Even if that is objected to as an overstatement, it will probably be admitted that 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.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, pp. The following year, he married artist Eve McClure, who was 37 years his junior. First person, uncensored, formless – fuck everything! A Lifep. 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.


Published by Capra Press, in collaboration with Yes! Throughout his novels he makes references to literature; he cites Fyodor DostoyevskyJoris-Karl HuysmansBalzac and Nietzsche as having a formative impact on him.

In Marchduring a three-week vacation, he wrote his first novel, Clipped Wings. Kronski lived with Miller and June from untilwhen June and Kronski went to Paris together, leaving Miller behind, which upset him greatly.

Grove Press, pp. His cook and caretaker was a young artist’s model named Twinka Thiebaud who later wrote a book about his evening chats.

A Lifepp. Retrieved September 26, MJF Books,p. There they were acquiring a slow and steady notoriety among both Europeans and the various enclaves of American cultural exiles.

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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 Miller appeared as himself in several films: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

They divorced in[26] and she died inlikely as a result of alcoholism. In Durrell, who lived in Corfuinvited Miller to Greece. Capra” chapbook series and is 34 pages in length. Retrieved from ” https: 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 associationand mysticism. Servicewho recalled the story in his autobiography: InMiller spent several months in Paris with June, a trip which was financed by Freedman.


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Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: New Directions, p. 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. Gersteinciting Jacobellis v. Mikler died of circulatory complications at his home in Pacific Palisades on June 7,at the age of If at eighty you’re not a cripple or an invalid, if pisstorum 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.

Only copies of Miller’s listorum On Turning Eighty were published. Miller lived in France until June

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