Henry Miller


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

Died
June 07, 1980

Genre

Influences


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, California. 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
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Average rating: 3.78 · 128,378 ratings · 6,653 reviews · 258 distinct worksSimilar authors
Tropic of Cancer

3.68 avg rating — 59,387 ratings — published 1934 — 245 editions
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Tropic of Capricorn

3.78 avg rating — 16,937 ratings — published 1939 — 68 editions
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Sexus (The Rosy Crucifixion...

3.98 avg rating — 8,473 ratings — published 1949 — 94 editions
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Black Spring

3.84 avg rating — 4,504 ratings — published 1936 — 54 editions
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Plexus (The Rosy Crucifixio...

4.11 avg rating — 3,696 ratings — published 1952 — 10 editions
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Nexus (The Rosy Crucifixion...

4.10 avg rating — 3,539 ratings — published 1959 — 72 editions
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Quiet Days in Clichy

3.69 avg rating — 4,138 ratings — published 1956 — 10 editions
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The Colossus of Maroussi

3.98 avg rating — 3,236 ratings — published 1941 — 67 editions
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The Air-Conditioned Nightmare

3.83 avg rating — 2,892 ratings — published 1945 — 31 editions
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Big Sur and the Oranges of ...

4.02 avg rating — 2,570 ratings — published 1957 — 19 editions
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“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

Polls

February 2016 New School Group Read

 
  26 votes, 17.9%

1950, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, 182 pages
 
  22 votes, 15.2%

1979, The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, 396 pages
 
  17 votes, 11.7%

 
  13 votes, 9.0%

1954, Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan, 113 pages
 
  13 votes, 9.0%

 
  11 votes, 7.6%

1934, Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller, 318 pages
 
  10 votes, 6.9%

 
  8 votes, 5.5%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.5%

1947, If This Is a Man by Primo Levi, 398 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.8%

 
  4 votes, 2.8%

1936, South Riding by Winifred Holtby, 492 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1985, Satantango by László Krasznahorkai, 274 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1962, The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, 640 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

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