Friday, April 24, 2009

Henry Miller

Henry Valentine Miller (26 December 1891 – 7 June 1980) was an American novelist and painter. He was 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 fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and Black Spring.


  1. Wonderful illustration! I learnt about someone today!

  2. Sounds like an interesting read.

    I've never heard of Henry Valentine Miller before now, but you've gotten me interested in taking a look at his unique writing style.

    Above and beyond the enjoyment the comes with reading something interesting, perhaps I will learn a thing or two as well