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HENRY MILLER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/24/1951 - DOCUMENT 76256

 

HENRY MILLER
The author pens an autograph letter about the rights to his book "Picodiribi"
Autograph Letter Signed: "Henry Miller," 1p, 7¼x12. Big Sur, California, 1951 April 24. 10-cent Air Letter addressed by Miller to: "Lars Gustav Hellström/Havavägen 14/Hagalund (near Stockholm)/Sweden." In upper left: "Henry Miller/Big Sur/California." On verso of address side, in full: "The rights to 'Picodiribi' belong pro tem to James Laughlin, New Directions, 333 6th Avenue, N.Y.C. Have not sold rights (in English) for the book yet. It will be published in French by Corréa, Paris. Can't believe Girodias has no copies of the 'Tropics'. Will write him to send you them. Must be some mistake. That experience at Döme - reminds me of the unique occasion when I was in a book store and some one asked for one of my books. Have you seen the February and March issues of 'The World Review' (London) which contain chapter from my new book about books - this chapter on Blaise Cendrars? Haven't heard a word about Patchen. Did you get the Hart Crane book I sent you?" Several of Miller's works are mentioned in this letter which we reference below. He wrote autobiographical novels notable for sexual candor and concern for self-realization including Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939), both being banned in the United States. His Rosy Crucifixion trilogy comprised Sexus (1949), Plexus (1953), and Nexus (1959). American author Henry Miller (1891-1980) is best known for his controversial 1934 novel, Tropic of Cancer, which along with Tropic of Capricorn, chronicled Miller's life as an expatriate in Paris (1930-1939). First published in France, the works resulted in a 30-year censorship debate in the U.S., which Miller finally won. While in Paris, Miller, the author of more than 36 works, became involved with married author Anais Nin. Ironically, it was Nin, not Miller who documented their romance, which inspired the 1992 film, Henry and June (June Edith Smith Mansfield, a former taxi driver and the second of Miller's five wives, and also had an affair with Nin). Six file holes in left blank margin. Fine condition.


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HENRY MILLER
Born: December 26, 1891 in New York City, New York
Died: June 7, 1980 in Pacific Palisades, California


Film Credits
2013 The Origin of Sound (in person), 2007 Emile Norman: By His Own Design (Other), 2003 Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man (Other), 1995 L'entretien (Writer), 1991 Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (Writer), 1990 Jours tranquilles à Clichy (Writer), 1983 Capitali culturali d'Europa (Writer), 1981 Reds (in person), 1981 Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen (Other), 1980 Nur der Name bleibt... Henry Miller - Erkenntnisse und (in person), 1975 Henry Miller Asleep & Awake (in person), 1974 Henry Miller, poète maudit (in person), 1974 Anais Nin Observed (in person), 1973 Knef '73 - Was sie sagt, was sie singt und wie man über sie (in person), 1970 Tropic of Cancer (Writer), 1970 Tropic of Cancer (Performer), 1970 Quiet Days in Clichy (Writer), 1970 Obszönität als Gesellschaftskritik (in person), 1969 The Henry Miller Odyssey (in person)


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