The Cosmological Eye
By (author) Henry Miller
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Cosmological Eye by Henry Miller
Book DescriptionThey are taken from the Paris books Black Spring (1936) and Max and the White Phagocytes (1938) and were for the most part, written at about the satire time as Tropic of Capricorn-the period of Miller's and Durrell's life in the famous Villa Seurat in Paris. As is usual with Miller, these pieces cannot be tagged with the label of any given literary category. The unforgettable portrait of Max, the Paris drifter, and the probably-autobiographical Tailor Shop, are basically short stories, but even here the irrepressible vitality of Miller's personality keeps breaking into the narrative. And in the critical and philosophical essays, the prose poems and surrealist fantasies, the travel sketches and scenarios, Miller's passion for fiction, for telling the endless story of his extraordinary life, cannot be held down. Life, as no other modern author has lived it or can write it, bursts from these pages-the life of the mind and the body; of people, places and things; of ideas and the imagination.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780811201100
(203mm x 134mm x 28mm)
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1961
Country of Publication: United States
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In 1935, the author set off from his adopted home, Paris, to revisit his native land, America. This title describes the trip and his return journey on a Dutch steamer. It shows height of his powers.
Colossus of Maroussi, Paperback (February 2016)
Explores the Grecian countryside with his friend Lawrence Durrell in 1939. In this book, the author describes drinking from sacred springs, nearly being trampled to death by sheep and encountering the flamboyant Greek poet Katsumbalis, who 'could galvanize the dead with his talk'.
Quiet Days in Clichy, Paperback (February 2016)» View all books by Henry Miller
Looking back to author's bohemian life in 1930s Paris, when he was an obscure, penniless writer, this title is a love letter to a city. It describes nocturnal wanderings through shabby Montmartre streets, cafes and bars, sexual liaisons and volatile love affairs, Miller brilliantly evokes a period that would shape his entire life and oeuvre.
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Author Biography - Henry Miller
Henry Miller (1891-1980) was one of the most controversial American novelists during his lifetime. His book, The Tropic of Cancer, was banned in the some U.S. states before being overruled by the Supreme Court. New Directions publishes several of his books.
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