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A Week in Literary History

December 26th, 2002

In 1891, American novelist Henry Miller (Tropic of Cancer, 1934) is born in New York City.

millerhenry1934.pngHenry Miller, b. December 26, 1891, d. 1980

Miller settled happily into his role as aging satyr during the Sixties and Seventies, but before that he had helped open the floodgates in literature with his sexually explicit (and sexually fixated) novels. His penis (and his novels) aside, he is an amusing, likeable, and vivid writer who left some memorable books behind, and who spoke the plain truth far more often than not.

Suggested Reading Novels Tropic of Cancer, 1934. Black Spring, 1936. Tropic of Capricorn, 1939. The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy, 1949-60. Other writings The Colossus of Maroussi, 1941. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, 1945. The Books in My Life, 1952. Quiet Days in Clichy, 1956. Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, 1957.

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