Tag Archives: Henry Miller

Henry Miller and Scott Walker: Awkwardly forced comparisons

I’m a huge fan of Scott Walker. Former Ohio-boy-genius-turned-Righteous Brothers-wanna-be and English pop sensation, via the Walker Brothers, Scott Walker is amazing!  He quit the Walker Brothers and went on to make a series of strange, terrifying, surrealistic MOR-y, and … Continue reading

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Is arrogance a prerequiste for being a good writer?

Or, is “arrogance a prerequisite to being a good artist?”  The answer, of course, is “no.” But it doesn’t stop people from asking that question. Actually, um… no one explicity asked that question.  I just did, because I was reading … Continue reading

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No, Henry Miller would *not* approve of your gnarly wing-eating contest!

The East Coast can be a tough place. Cruel, gritty, bone-chilling, and downright mean. No more so than Philadelphia. What a hellhole. This is the town where they built a jail in the basement of the football stadium due to … Continue reading

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Henry Miller Library: A perspective “from the archives”

Henry Miller was one of the most prolific and dedicated writers ever.  Each waking moment was spent with tremendous effort toward putting down on paper just as many words as was possible.  Because of this, he has an almost overwhelming … Continue reading

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The greatest book of the 20th Century. Discuss.

That, ahem, would be “Tropic of Cancer.” A book, first published in France in 1934, that wasn’t published in Miller’s own country until 1961.  Could you imagine?  Not being able to buy your own book in your own country for … Continue reading

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Archives Update!

I have not posted on the blog in far too long, and for that I am very sorry. Life has bee busy, busy, busy here at the library. See our new deck? You should come down and have a cup … Continue reading

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Submitted to the Big Sur Roundup, and here for those of you outside of its readership

Life at the Henry Miller Library is busy despite the season – preparations for the upcoming summer concerts, work in the archives, writing workshops, and, of course the massive amount of leg work for the Big Sur International Short Film … Continue reading

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I promise I won't forget how much I love Henry Miller again

I have fallen back in love with Henry Miller today.  I do it about once every couple of months.  I will admit, I have not read an entire book by Henry Miller in a long time (I did pull out … Continue reading

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