Books by Henry Miller

Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Although Miller's earlier correspondence was more vital and lusty and his dealing with Grove more controversial, his slightly prickly but perdurable relationship with New Directions spanned both a radical career and a transformation in publishing and literature, as evidenced here."
The fifth in the series of correspondence between avant-garde New Directions publisher Laughlin and his authors presents a slightly less intimate relationship (and less interesting Miller) but serves to chronicle one facet of Miller's anarchic career. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"A period piece, often boring, filled with likable grotesques and gritty street-sights in Manhattan and Brooklyn."
Miller's lost first complete novel, which—along with the unfinished Crazy Cock (1991) that followed— was unearthed in 1988. Read full book review >
CRAZY COCK by Henry Miller
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Dull and amateurish despite the overrich boil of words."
Early Henry Miller fighting the hydra of English. Read full book review >
LETTERS TO EMIL by Emil Schnellock
Released: June 29, 1989

"No matter—the meat here is his explosive, gargantuan, deliriously happy record of life on the gallop."
Glorious collection of letters written in 1922-1934 from Miller to his chum Emil Schnellock. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1983

"Minor Miller, to put it generously—but intriguing evidence, nonetheless, of his late-octogenarian zest and warmth."
During the last three years of his life, an often-bitter but raunchily vigorous Henry Miller (in California) wrote some affectionate, hyperbolic letters to old New York friend Irving Stettner, editor of the tiny avant-garde magazine Stroker—along with a few prose pieces for the shoestring, Dada-ish publication. Read full book review >
Released: June 30, 1980

"But adventurous readers will find engaging kernels here: the fuel pellets that keep the Miller engine anxiously going, afraid to stop, piling page upon page to convince someone or other—probably himself."
Begun in the Thirties (upon the urgings of Miller's Paris publisher, who thought a work of criticism might cement the serious-artist reputation of "pornographer" Miller) and worked on fitfully thereafter until finally abandoned, this paean to D. H. Lawrence is a passionate mess—a surge of homage to the one modern artist whom the young Miller saw as being an "Apostle of Day" as opposed to such "slaves of Night" as Proust and Joyce (and their art-above-life esthetic). Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 10, 1975

I never had that desire to make an honest living, which everyone is supposed to have. Read full book review >
MY LIFE AND TIMES by Henry Miller
Released: Nov. 15, 1971

"This is his 'visual autobiography' in facsimile reproductions of portions of his Paris notebooks, manuscripts, outlines; Iris paintings and etchings; many photographs of Miller and friends."
Miller, now over 70, looks back ("I sometimes feel I'm a victim of my creation") and forth ("My mind never stops") and to the future ("At night I wake up two or three times to make notes of what I want to do tomorrow"). Read full book review >
Released: July 31, 1968

"The title has been out of print."
Miller's To Paint is to Love Again includes Semblance of a Devoted Past, is illustrated with 20 color plates of Miller's own paintings. Read full book review >
Released: May 25, 1966

We three- Sexus, Plexus and Nexus, will have a hardcover publication at the above price- boxed. Read full book review >
BLACK SPRING by Henry Miller
Released: April 4, 1963

"One opinion: Imperishable."
"Today I am out for another grand obsessional walk. I and myself firmly clued, together. Read full book review >
Released: June 15, 1962

"Unfortunately, collectively, the roar becomes too much, the natural force eventually bores."
That bohemian blockbuster, author of Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller, is nothing if not personal, even less when not passionate. Read full book review >

"And the Saroyan name may attract some of the curious."
A loose discussion on the theory behind abstract painting, the role of the creative artist in our social economy, the nature of 'genius', the influence of scientific discoveries on the technique of painting, the relation of painting and politics and other problems close to analytical artists and students. Read full book review >