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Book Title: Aller Retour New York|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 28.85 MB
v The author of the book: Henry Miller
Edition: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Date of issue: December 31st 1991
ISBN 13: 9780811211932
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Read full description of the books Aller Retour New York:After twenty years of reading Miller, he still manages to surprise me. The multi-faced man Miller was comes through in this work perhaps clearer than in others. There are Miller's novels, there are Miller's essays, Millers correspondence, his studies, a little gem that does not fit with the rest - Smile at the foot of a ladder, and then there is Aller Retour New York.
A letter to Alfred Perles - this is Aller Retour New York. One of many letters to AP. Yet, this short book is so much more. It is a window to Miller's essence. Sure, Miller always rambled, always took multiple directions at once, always celebrated and condoned at once. But here, in a private letter, the reader is offered an unpolished glimpse into a private life. His life work is most certainly a window into his private life, but it is an edited, thought-out window. A private letter is a different window, a window without the fancy dressing, without optical distortion.
Miller's blind (or perhaps overly romanticized) love for all things French clearly shines through the muck here. His dislike for everything American is passionate. His desire to separate himself from the crowd is clear, as much as is his admiration for the lunatic - actually, this a reoccurring theme in Miller's writing. He admires lunatics, perhaps even envies them. Thus, it does not come as a surprise that the only person of whom he has something nice to say is a lunatic, a Dutch lunatic.
Most importantly, for the avid Miller reader, this letter is full of genuine emotions. A short glimpse into a period marking his return to France after a brief stay in America.
Read information about the authorHenry Miller sought to reestablish the freedom to live without the conventional restraints of civilization. His books are potpourris of sexual description, quasi-philosophical speculation, reflection on literature and society, surrealistic imaginings, and autobiographical incident.
After living in Paris in the 1930s, he returned to the United States and settled in Big Sur, Calif. Miller's first two works, Tropic of Cancer (Paris, 1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (Paris, 1939), were denied publication in the U.S. until the early 1960s because of alleged obscenity. The Colossus of Maroussi (1941), a travel book of modern Greece, is considered by some critics his best work. His other writings include the Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy — Sexus (1949), Plexus (1953), and Nexus (1960). In 1976 Norman Mailer edited a selection of Miller's writings, Genius and Lust.
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