HENRY MILLER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/24/1951 - HFSID 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.
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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