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Aller Retour New York

Miller, Henry; Wickes, George (intro.)

Published by New Directions, [New York], 1991
ISBN 10: 0811211932 / ISBN 13: 9780811211932
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Title: Aller Retour New York

Publisher: New Directions, [New York]

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Purple cloth, gilt-stamped lettering on spine; dust jacket; 8vo; pp. xi, [3], 77, [5]. Scuff mark on FFEP, where it appears an old price sticker was removed, otherwise book is fine, in lightly rubbed dust jacket. Includes a laid-in postcard, handwritten by Miller, "At 9:30 PM on Sunday, August 17th, Henry Miller will be on '60 Minutes.'" (Though it's unsigned, it's in Miller's handwriting.). Bookseller Inventory # D14189

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Aller Retour New York is truly vintage Henry Miller, written during his most creative period, between Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939).

Aller Retour New York is truly vintage Henry Miller, written during his most creative period, between Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). Miller always said that his best writing was in his letters, and this unbuttoned missive to his friend Alfred Perles is not only his longest (nearly 80 pages!) but his best?an exuberant, rambling, episodic, humorous account of his visit to New York in 1935 and return to Europe aboard a Dutch ship. Despite its high repute among Miller devotees, Aller Retour New York has never been easy to find. It was first brought out in Paris in 1935 in a limited edition, and a second edition, ?Printed for Private Circulation Only,? was issued in the United States ten years later. It is now available in paperback as a Revived Modern Classic, with an introduction by George Wickes that illuminates the people and personal circumstances which inform Aller Retour New York.

About the Author: Henry Miller (1891?1980) was one of the most controversial American novelists during his lifetime. His book, The Tropic of Cancer, was banned in the some U.S. states before being overruled by the Supreme Court. New Directions publishes several of his books.

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