The Books in My Life (Paperback)

Author: Miller, Henry

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*Author: Miller, Henry *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 320 *Publication Date: 1969/10/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 8.08 x 5.03 x 0.76 inches


Publisher New Directions Publishing Corporation
Mfg Part# 9780811201087
SKU 30169820
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0811201082
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 1T
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Henry Miller
Henry Miller was born December 26, 1891 in Manhattan, but his family almost immediately moved to Brooklyn, where he spent his childhood. In 1909, Miller enrolled in City College but did not thrive on academic routine and stayed for only two months. He worked at a variety of jobs, including driving a cab. In 1917, Miller married his first wife, and they had one child. He worked for Western Union until his second wife, June Mansfield, a taxi driver, began to support him. They traveled to Europe, where their relationship became problematic, and they separated; Miller moved to Paris in 1930, where he continued what would become a long and lucrative writing career, beginning with TROPIC OF CANCER, still his best-known work, which along with TROPIC OF CAPRICORN chronicles Miller's life as an expatriate in Paris. Originally published in France, the books were banned in the U.S. for 30 years and eventually published by Grove Press. In Paris, Miller met and befriended Ana?s Nin, who became his longtime lover and occasional benefactor. (Their relationship is exhaustively documented by Nin in her endless diaries.) Miller left Paris in 1939 and, after spending time in Greece and traveling in America, he settled in Big Sur, where he lived from 1944 to 1963, helping to establish the area as an artists' colony. In California, Miller married the last two of his eventual five wives, producing two more children. After more European travel, Miller retired to Pacific Palisades in Southern California, where he spent the last 20 years of his life writing less but finding great joy in painting. He died in 1980, at home.
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Annotation Henry Miller writes eloquently about the books that have most affected him as a reader and a writer, including works by Cendrars, Celine, Dostoevsky, Powys, Hamsun, Giono, and also books he enjoyed as a child, such as ROBINSON CRUSOE and stories by H. Rider Haggard and G.K. Chesterton.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0320
Publisher New Directions Publishing Corporation

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