Stock Image

The Devil at Large: Erica Jong on Henry Miller. SIGNED by author

Jong, Erica

298 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0394584988 / ISBN 13: 9780394584980
Published by Turtle Bay/ Random, New York, 1993
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Gil's Book Loft (Binghamton, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 18, 2004 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 25.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Black cloth spine & bds. With bibliography. Only fault: red remainder stripe along fore-edge. Near-perfect Charles Rue Woods dust jacket. Tight, solid 337 pgs. Bookseller Inventory # 023711

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Devil at Large: Erica Jong on Henry ...

Publisher: Turtle Bay/ Random, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

The author of Fear of Flying chronicles the life of Henry Miller, drawing on her own six-year friendship with him, as well as his works and correspondence, to discuss Miller's life and writing. 40,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

From the Back Cover:

The book begins with a question: Why Henry Miller? "Miller remains among the most misunderstood of writers - seen either as a pornographer or a guru, a sexual enslaver or a sexual liberator, a prophet or a pervert. All the questions his life and oeuvre raise about the role of the writer in society, the impact of books on sexual politics, the impact of sexual politics on books, the threat of censorship to free speech and written expression are, unfortunately, as fresh today as they ever were". Part biography, part memoir, part critical study, part exploration of sexual politics in our time, The Devil at Large is an event: a book that promises to rescue Miller from the facile charges of misogyny, anti-Semitism, and titillation that have been lobbed at him over the years, and brilliantly captures the exuberance, audacity, and energy that defined his life and art. More than that, it is a reunion between a young writer and her mentor. In 1974, while Fear of Flying was still a relatively obscure first novel, Erica Jong received an enthusiastic fan letter from Henry Miller, then an old man of eighty-three. Miller credited himself with "discovering" Jong, and his faithful correspondence guided her through a year of enormous change. The two writers - chastised and celebrated for their lusty prose, accused of conflating autobiography with fiction in their respective generations - found they were kindred spirits, and began a friendship that would last until Miller's death in 1980. "Make it all up!" was Miller's appeal to Jong to become his biographer. But in reexamining Miller, Jong has not had to fictionalize. She has imparted a deeper understanding of a life whose dramatic particulars have longsince been mythologized, dramatized, and cannibalized by those in search of a lusty life story. Jong puts the works, the letters, the loves through a prism that clarifies the creative impulse, making this slim book a quintessential chronicle of a writer's life and a mirror of our own times. "Always the flesh and the vision together", Anais Nin said of Miller. The Devil at Large asks its readers to look anew at these elements and come to a new appreciation of a twentieth-century visionary and prophet.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Gil's Book Loft, an online Internet store, can be visited by appointment at 9 Glenwood Ave, Binghamton, NY, if there are specific books you'd like to purchase. Our online listings are updated every day. Dust jackets are protected in clear mylar. Orders are packed with care & shipped promptly. We take pride in our hand-picked book stock of 46,000 volumes. We also feature 200+ pairs of antique bookends, plus pottery & decorative objects. We stock more than 5,000 fine original artist-signed American prints, drawings, & watercolors.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Gil's Book Loft is operated by Deborah and Gil Williams, PO Box 365, Binghamton NY 13905. Email bookloft@stny.rr.com. Phone 607 771-6800. We do not accept credit cards. You may order via ABE secure site or directly from us. We will be glad to bill you via PayPal, or you may send a check or money order to reach us in 5 business days. PRICES ARE NET TO ALL; no discounts except on expensive items -- ask. Returns: If not described accurately, with our permission, within 10 days of receipt.


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. In the United States, Media Mail $5, Priority $7.25. Delivery confirmation is included at no charge. When you order from overseas, the flat-rate airmail fee applies, but if we can use 1st Class International airmail at a less expensive cost, we will issue an appropriate refund. If your book is oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal