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Henry Miller

Henry Miller on War

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Arthur Hoyle

War is much in the news these days, to the great distress of the world. There is not a continent on Earth on which some form of violence is expressing our species capacity for hatred and cruelty. What did Henry Miller think of war and how it could be avoided?

Henry Miller, Watercolorist

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
Arthur Hoyle

Henry Miller was one of those rare artists, like the English Romantic poet William Blake, to have achieved mastery in two media: language and paint.

Henry Miller's Men: The Twelve Apostles

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

In Big Sur, Emil White helped Henry Miller with his extensive correspondence and the daily chores of survival. In return, Miller encouraged Emil to become a painter, which he did, producing works of startling beauty executed in a detailed primitive style. Emil remained in Big Sur for the rest of his life and bequeathed his home on Highway One to become the Henry Miller Memorial Library.

Henry Miller's Women, Part Two: Orgasm

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 08.24.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

Although Henry Miller recognized that June was mentally unstable, perhaps even psychotic, he was fascinated by her ability to survive on illusions and surrendered his will and his reason to her fantasies.

Henry Miller's Women, Part One: Foreplay

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

As is the case with many men, any discussion of Henry Miller's relationship with women, both in his life and in his work, must begin with his mother. Henry's relationship with Louise Miller shaped his character and his sensibility as a writer.

The Astrological Henry Miller

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

Henry Miller was a devotee of astrology. He employed astrological imagery in his writing for expressive purposes, and he relied on astrology when faced with important decisions in his personal life.

Remember Henry Miller? Censored Then, Forgotten Now

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

Although he enjoyed a brief period of celebrity and notoriety in the 1960s and 1970s after his banned books were finally published in the US, today, more than thirty years after his death, Henry Miller remains a marginalized and largely forgotten American writer.

Barney's Wall

Francis Levy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Barney Rosset was the founder of Grove Press and Evergreen Review and was a proselytizer for among other things the Theater of the Absurd. He brought...

Henry Miller: The Last Days

Barbara Kraft | Posted 02.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Barbara Kraft

If Henry Miller were still alive on December 26, he would be 121 years old. One of the ironies of my life is that I was to meet both Anaϊs Nin and Henry Miller independently of each other when both were nearing the end of their lives.

The Secret Behind L.A.'s Literature

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A '20s renaissance developed around Jake and his bookstore next to the downtown library and in his Echo Park digs. Later after the war Anais Nin, and presumably Henry Miller and Bukowski, hung around in the very same hills of Echo Park.

Tropic of Marvin

Francis Levy | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Oedipus killed his father and married his mother. The myth was adapted by Freud because it made practical sense. It's really Darwinian when you come t...

Tim Youd: Performing Charles Bukowski's Post Office

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Tim Youd's fingers fly across the keyboard of an Underwood manual typewriter set up in the back of a pickup truck. He reaches the end of the page, w...

A Conversation With Eugene Ionesco

Barbara Kraft | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
Barbara Kraft

For Ionesco politics lie, art, true art, cannot lie. "Politics separate men by bringing them together only superficially. Art and culture unite us in a common anguish that is our only possible fraternity, that of our existential and metaphysical community."

PHOTOS: Historic Big Sur Library In Danger Of Closing

Sarah Medina | Posted 05.17.2012 | San Francisco

The most iconic nonprofit library and music venue nestled in the heart of Big Sur is in serious financial jeopardy. An open letter to all friends ...

Women Are Honestly Writing About Sex: It's About Time

Lisa Guest | Posted 06.27.2012 | Women
Lisa Guest

"If you examine sexy heroines in literature you will see they either lose their lives or their children for expressing their sexuality." I can see now why I was so hesitant. I wasn't willing to die just yet.

Barney Rosset, Richard Seaver, and William Burroughs in Midcentury Paris

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books
Regina Weinreich

Barney Rosset died last week at age 89, and for those who valued his contribution to upholding First Amendment rights in this country, his championing the works of artists, the event truly marks the end of an era.

11 Brilliant Writing Commandments From Henry Miller

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Cruising around Pinterest (my new toy), I came across this list of Henry Miller's 11 work commandments. I'm astounded by how absolutely apt these commandments are for my own writing practices.

The Need to Obsess

Kirsten Chilstrom | Posted 04.02.2012 | Style
Kirsten Chilstrom

Every so often, I discover something new which excites me, which triggers an oft-unexpected burst of physiological euphoria, and I choose to get drunk on it.

Tony Curtis Art Collection Goes To Auction

AP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- Paintings, sculptures and other collectibles that once belonged to Tony Curtis are hitting the auction block. Darren Julien, president...

10 Manly Books To Honor Ernest Hemingway’s Death

Kathleen Massara | Posted 09.01.2011 | Books

From Flavorwire: Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s death. Say what you will about the man, but he was a literary force o...

10 Novels That Will Disturb Even The Coldest Of Hearts

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Jezebel-writer Anna North’s debut novel, America Pacifica, is out today. The story centers around an impoverished teenage girl who is struggling to ...

Literary Late Bloomers: Great Authors Who Took A Little Longer To Get Started (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Not everyone can be a literary prodigy. There are plenty of authors who didn't reach publishing success until mid-life, or later. There's a fantastic...

Dirty Old (Literary) Men: Writing's Filthiest Perverted Geniuses

flavorwire.com | Nina MacLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There has been a lot of talk about books and sex in this space lately, and it's not just because of yesterday's holiday. Anyone who has taken English ...

Books That Sell

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Twitter was all atwitter about a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece which argued that the increasingly difficult economics of the publishing business will soon lead to advertising in ebooks.

Henry Miller and a Sunday in Big Sur

Alex Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Henry

I was not far into Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch by Henry Miller, but I was sufficiently delighted by what I had read that I decided I must visit this place.