MILLER, Henry( American writer)
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Miller, Henry (Miller, Henry) (1891-1980), American writer. Born December 26, 1891 in New York in the family descendants of German settlers. After school, he entered the City University of New York, but a few months later dropped out. He changed many occupations. In 1930-1939 he lived in Paris, was the European editor of the American magazine 'Phoenix'. In 1939 he moved to Greece. The book of travel writing "Marussiysky Colossus" (The Colossus of Maroussi, 1941) - a kind of hymn to the glory of this country. In 1940 he returned to the United States and settled in California. Died in Pacific Peliseyds (pc. CA) June 7, 1980.
Most famous works of Miller - the autobiographical novel "Tropic of Cancer" (Tropic of Cancer, 1934) and "Tropic of Capricorn" (Tropic of Capricorn, 1939), both written and published in France. Already in California, Miller wrote a voluminous trilogy "the blessed crucifix" (The Rosy Crucifixion), consisting of the novels "Seksus" (Sexus, 1949), "plexus" (Plexus, 1953) and "Nexus" (Nexus, 1960), also first published France. Both "Tropic" and "the blessed crucifix" was long banned in the U.S.. "Tropic of Cancer" in the homeland of the writer published only in 1961. The following year, after the final abolition of censorship in the U.S. went out "Tropic of Capricorn, in 1965 -" Seksus "," plexus "and" Nexus "
. Miller has also published a collection of short stories, . essays and poems in prose "Cosmological Eye" (The Cosmological Eye, . 1939), "Al Aire" (The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, . 1945-1947) - Book, . which reflected his rejection of American culture, and a collection of essays "Freeze, . a hummingbird "(Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, . 1962),
. In 1972 he released a brightly written book of memoirs, "My life and my time" (My Life and Times).
In Miller's works reflected his belief that modern man is doomed to an aimless existence, for fear to break taboos of society and to recognize the importance of innate impulses.