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Here is the inimitable Henry Miller (1891-1980) speaking candidly about himself and his robust fiction--Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, The Air-Conditioned Nightmare. In this enticing collection he argues convincingly for the things that have mattered in his full and exhilarating life. He and his interviewers cover the range of his engrossing works that stirred obsc ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by University Press of Mississippi
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Oleg Kagan
Dec 26, 2009 Oleg Kagan rated it it was ok
I read this books in bits and snatches. The essays from people who knew Henry Miller are the best parts of this book because there is usually some mixed attitude towards Miller's personality. This is in direct contrast to the completely sycophantic interviews in which admirers ask him similar questions and he gives practically identical (non-)answers. Thus, when it came to the interviews, once I had read one, I needn't have read the others (I did begin to skim until I realized even that wasn't w ...more
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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 tw
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