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DEAR, DEAR BRENDA The Love Letters of Henry Miller to Brenda Venus

Brenda Venus and Gerald Seth Sindell (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0688028160 / ISBN 13: 9780688028169
Published by William Morrow & Co., New York, 1986
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Preface by Lawrence Durrell. When Henry Miller was a frail old man in his late 80s he met the last great love of his life, a beautiful young actress and dancer named Brenda Venus. This extraordinary love story is culled from the more than fifteen hundred letters across the several years of their moving, unique affair. Miller was one of America's greatest writers and in a fashion, this is Henry Miller's last book. Bookseller Inventory # 49490

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Title: DEAR, DEAR BRENDA The Love Letters of Henry ...

Publisher: William Morrow & Co., New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Black & White Photographs

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Has Light Edge Wear

Edition: First Edition

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Dear, Dear Brenda: The Love Letters of Henry Miller to Brenda Venus

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Bedridden and in his late 80s, Miller wrote more than 1500 letters to a young actress-dancer who was the last great love of his life. The letters here selected, interspersed with commentary by Venus and each virtually complete, are remarkable for their clarity, cheerfulness and passiona passion often expressed with Milleresque uninhibitednessand interesting for their views on writers, painters, sex and spirituality (the last two considered by Miller to be inseparable). As the final blaze-up of a powerful romantic spirit, the letters make a touching love story; and as Durrell points out in his crisp preface, we should be grateful to Venus for the tact and generosity that allowed Miller to spend his last days in a "marvelous euphoria of loving attachment." 50,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo. January 22
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