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The Resource Henry Miller, David Stephen Calonne

Henry Miller, David Stephen Calonne

Label
Henry Miller
Title
Henry Miller
Statement of responsibility
David Stephen Calonne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As an author, Henry Miller (1891{u2013}1980) was infamous for his explicit descriptions of sex, and many of his novels, from The Tropic of Cancer to Black Spring, were banned in the United States on grounds of obscenity. But his books{u2014}frequently smuggled into his native country{u2014}became a major influence on the Beat Generation of American writers and would eventually lead to a groundbreaking series of obscenity trials that would change American laws on pornography in literary works. In this new critical biography, David Stephen Calonne goes beyond Miller{u2019}s notoriety to take an innovative look at the way in which the author{u2019}s writings and lifestyle were influenced by his spiritual quests. Charting Miller{u2019}s cultivation of his esoteric ideas from boyhood and adolescence to later in his career, Calonne examines how Miller remained deeply engaged with a variety of philosophies, from astrology and Gnosticism to Eastern thinkers. Calonne describes not only the effects this had on Miller{u2019}s work, but also to his complex and volatile life{u2014}his marriages and love affairs with Beatrice Wickens, June Mansfield, and Anaïs Nin; his years in Paris; and the journey to Greece that resulted in the travelogue The Colossus of Maroussi, the book Miller considered to be his greatest work. After discussing Miller{u2019}s final residences in Big Sur and the Pacific Palisades in California, Calonne considers the author{u2019}s involvement in the arts, love of painting and music, and friendships with a number of classical musicians. Miller, Calonne reveals, was a quirky, charismatic man of genius who continues to influence popular culture today. Highlighting many areas of the author{u2019}s life that have previously been neglected, Henry Miller takes a fascinating revisionary approach to the work of one of American{u2019}s most controversial and iconic writers. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calonne, David Stephen
Dewey number
  • 818/.5209
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3525.I5454
LC item number
Z6591 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Criticism
  • Authors, American
  • Criticism
  • Authors, American
  • Criticism
  • Miller, Henry
Label
Henry Miller, David Stephen Calonne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Paradise in the 14th Ward, 1891-1908 -- Go west, young man, 1909-19 -- Cosmodemonia, Mona, the Daimon of writing, 1920-29 -- Finding his genius: Paris, 1930-39 -- The exile returns: air-conditioned nightmare and Big Sur dream, 1940-51 -- Magus on the mountain, tropics triumphant, 1952-62 -- Fame and insomnia in Pacific Palisades, 1963-71 -- On the way to Devachan, 1972-80
Control code
870663877
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781780233444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)870663877
Label
Henry Miller, David Stephen Calonne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Paradise in the 14th Ward, 1891-1908 -- Go west, young man, 1909-19 -- Cosmodemonia, Mona, the Daimon of writing, 1920-29 -- Finding his genius: Paris, 1930-39 -- The exile returns: air-conditioned nightmare and Big Sur dream, 1940-51 -- Magus on the mountain, tropics triumphant, 1952-62 -- Fame and insomnia in Pacific Palisades, 1963-71 -- On the way to Devachan, 1972-80
Control code
870663877
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781780233444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)870663877

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