Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer and painter. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). He also wrote travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis.
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... and natural beauty began to attract writers and artists, including Robinson Jeffers, Henry Miller, Edward Weston, Richard Brautigan, Hunter S ... Henry Miller lived in Big Sur from 1944 to 1962 ... The Henry Miller Memorial Library, a cultural center devoted to Miller's life and work, is a popular attraction for many tourists ...
... in an expurgated edition, but on the advice of Henry Miller, Durrell declined ... It was published in the Villa Seurat Series along with Henry Miller's Max and the White Phagocytes and Anaïs Nin's Winter of Artifice ... to materials from the 1936 London International Surrealist Exhibition, about which Henry Miller was sending Durrell materials from Herbert Read ...
... Around this time, he chanced upon a copy of Henry Miller's 1934 novel Tropic of Cancer, and wrote to Miller, expressing intense admiration for his novel ... next novel, Panic Spring, was heavily influenced by Miller's work, and after that The Black Book abounded with "four-letter words.. ... Durrell's friend Theodore Stephanides was a frequent guest, and Henry Miller stayed at the "White House" in 1939 ...
... In Paris during 1933, Caresse had met Henry Miller ... Miller's autobiographical book Tropic of Cancer was banned in the U.S ... Desperate for cash, Miller fell to churning out pornography on commission for an Oklahoma oil baron at a dollar per page, but after two 100-page stories that brought him US$2 ...
... Several actors played Miller on film, such as Rip Torn played Miller in the 1970 film adaptation of Tropic of Cancer ... Thorsen adaptation of Quiet Days in Clichy, the Miller-based character of 'Joey' was played by Paul Valjean ... Fred Ward played Miller in the 1990 film Henry June, based on the diaries of Anaïs Nin ...
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