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Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Related: Anais Nin - 20th century literature - American literature - American censorship - literature censorship - Henry Miller - Stille dage i Clichy/Quiet Days in Clichy (1970 film) - Henry & June (1990 film) - Tropic of Cancer (1934 novel) - erotic fiction

The publication of Miller's Tropic of Cancer in the United States in 1961 led to a series of obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography. The US Supreme Court, in Grove Press, Inc., v. Gerstein, citing Jacobellis v. Ohio (which was decided the same day in 1964), overruled the state court findings of obscenity and declared the book a work of literature; it was one of the notable events in what has come to be known as the sexual revolution. [Apr 2006]

Henry & June (1990) - Philip Kaufman [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Henry Miller was played by Fred Ward in the 1990 movie Henry & June.


Henry Miller (December 26, 1891, New York City–June 7, 1980, Pacific Palisades, California), was an American writer. He is particularly 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 an imaginative construct. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, and Black Spring. He also wrote travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Miller [Sept 2005]

Particularly noteworthy are Colin Wilson's remarks on Miller in The Sexual Misfits/

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