Miller, Henry (Valentine)


Miller, Henry (Valentine)
born Dec. 26, 1891, New York, N.Y., U.S.
died June 7, 1980, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

U.S. writer and perennial bohemian.

Miller wrote about his Brooklyn, N.Y., childhood in Black Spring (1936). Tropic of Cancer (1934), a monologue about his life as an impoverished expatriate in Paris, and Tropic of Capricorn (1939), which draws on his earlier New York phase, were banned as obscene in the U.S. and Britain until the 1960s. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945) is a critical account of a tour of the U.S. He settled on the California coast, where he became the centre of a colony of admirers and wrote his Rosy Crucifixion trilogy, Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus (U.S. ed., 1965).

Henry Miller.

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  • Miller, Henry (Valentine) — (26 dic. 1891, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.–7 jun. 1980, Pacific Palisades, Cal.). Escritor y eterno bohemio estadounidense. Miller escribió sobre su infancia en Brooklyn, N.Y., en la obra Primavera negra (1936). Las novelas Trópico de Cáncer (1934) …   Enciclopedia Universal

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