Henry Miller diary, 1939
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Brief Description: Holograph diary bound in paper covered boards with a dust jacket, titled "The Heaven Beyond Heaven", "To commemorate the anniversary of Anaïs Nin this 21st day of February 1939 at Paris."--Leaf [1] verso A diary of philosophical musings on the nature of writing, written to Anaïs Nin by Henry Miller commemorating their relationship. The first half was written in Paris, the second in Greece. Several pages consist of pen or watercolor sketches.
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Record Series Number: 1/8/1919
Created by: Miller, Henry, (1891-1980.)
Volume: 1.0 Items
Biographical Note for Miller, Henry, (1891-1980.) : Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 - June 7, 1980), was an American writer and painter. He is 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. He also wrote travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis.His daughter, Valentine Miller lives today on the Monterey Peninsula.
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Subject Index
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980
Nin, Anais, 1903-1977.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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