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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 (194
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Average rating: 3.77 · 151,162 ratings · 9,170 reviews · 368 distinct worksSimilar authors
Tropic of Cancer (Tropic, #1)

3.67 avg rating — 68,657 ratings — published 1934 — 298 editions
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Tropic of Capricorn (Tropic...

3.81 avg rating — 19,447 ratings — published 1939 — 163 editions
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Sexus (The Rosy Crucifixion...

4.01 avg rating — 9,137 ratings — published 1949 — 120 editions
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Black Spring

3.83 avg rating — 5,094 ratings — published 1936 — 63 editions
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Quiet Days in Clichy

3.65 avg rating — 5,156 ratings — published 1956 — 92 editions
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Plexus (The Rosy Crucifixio...

4.11 avg rating — 4,113 ratings — published 1952 — 8 editions
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The Colossus of Maroussi

3.97 avg rating — 4,160 ratings — published 1941 — 81 editions
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Nexus (The Rosy Crucifixion...

4.10 avg rating — 3,907 ratings — published 1959 — 11 editions
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The Air-Conditioned Nightmare

3.82 avg rating — 3,239 ratings — published 1945 — 37 editions
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Big Sur and the Oranges of ...

4.03 avg rating — 2,974 ratings — published 1957 — 28 editions
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Quotes by Henry Miller  (?)
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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

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