Henry Miller





Henry Miller

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born
in Yorkville, Manhattan, New York City, The United States
December 26, 1891

died
June 07, 1980

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

Henry Miller sought to reestablish the freedom to live without the conventional restraints of civilization. His books are potpourris of sexual description, quasi-philosophical speculation, reflection on literature and society, surrealistic imaginings, and autobiographical incident.

After living in Paris in the 1930s, he returned to the United States and settled in Big Sur, Calif. Miller's first two works, Tropic of Cancer (Paris, 1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (Paris, 1939), were denied publication in the U.S. until the early 1960s because of alleged obscenity. The Colossus of Maroussi (1941), a travel book of modern Greece, is considered by some critics his best work. His other writings include the Rosy Crucifixion TrilogySexus (1949), P...more


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Tropic of Cancer
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 34,300 ratings — published 1934 — 159 editions
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Tropic of Capricorn
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 9,668 ratings — published 1938 — 80 editions
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Sexus (The Rosy Crucifixion...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 5,145 ratings — published 211 — 59 editions
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Black Spring
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 2,993 ratings — published 1936 — 29 editions
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Plexus (The Rosy Crucifixio...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 2,419 ratings — published 1952 — 37 editions
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Nexus (The Rosy Crucifixion...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 2,387 ratings — published 1959 — 41 editions
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Quiet Days in Clichy
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 2,293 ratings — published 1955 — 43 editions
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The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,913 ratings — published 1941 — 19 editions
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Big Sur and the Oranges of ...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,701 ratings — published 1957 — 13 editions
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The Colossus of Maroussi
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,653 ratings — published 1941 — 39 editions
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More books by Henry Miller…
“The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love.”
Henry Miller

“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.”
Henry Miller, The Books in My Life

“Let me be, was all I wanted. Be what I am, no matter how I am.”
Henry Miller, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

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