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Book Review: The Air-Conditioned Nightmare by Henry Miller

By way of introduction let me emphasize that Henry Miller is one of my favorite writers.  His writings changed my life, changed my attitude towards writing and towards literature.  “Tropic of Cancer” is one of my favorite books of all … Continue reading

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Book Review: Henry Miller: The Paris Years by Brassai

“Brassai” is the pseudonym of Gyula Halasz, a Hungarian photographer who lived in Paris at the same time as Miller did, in the 1930s.  Henry Miller was quite enamored of his photos depicting the streets of Paris, which Brassai published … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Books in my Life by Henry Miller

Henry Miller at his best is a virtuoso writer.  He can write about anything and it is entertaining.  He is with words like Jerry Garcia was with guitar:  you didn’t really give a damn whether he was actually playing a … Continue reading

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Freedom

Today I am in the process of uploading an electronic version of my story “Painsharing” to two different venues, Amazon’s Kindle, and Smashwords, which distributes to several other online bookstores.  It is taking hours because many other authors are uploading … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inventing Paradise: The Greek Journey 1937-47 by Edmund Keeley

Just before World War 2 a number of writers and poets came together in friendship in Greece and formed a group which included Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, George Seferis, George Katsimbalis, and other Greek literary figures.  Henry Miller writes about … Continue reading

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Greece: A Memoir; Part 1: Introduction

(This is an excerpt of a memoir-in-progress of my life in Greece.) For years I have had a fantasy of getting hold of a camper somehow and traveling around Greece and writing about the experience.  In my mind it was … Continue reading

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My Five Favorite Fiction Books

Lists of favorite books are fun, aren’t they?  Sometimes they give me ideas on what to read next, and I am always on the lookout for good books, as I am always reading something.  Usually I alternate between fiction and … Continue reading

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One True Reader

It is to Henry Miller that I turn in my confusion: Henry Miller, who made an art form out of despair.  I haven’t read him in years.  Well, let me qualify that.  I recently re-read “Reflections on Writing”, which is … Continue reading

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