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The Happiest Man Alive a Biography of Henry Miller

Dearborn, Mary V.

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ISBN 10: 0671677047 / ISBN 13: 9780671677046
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1991
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Title: The Happiest Man Alive a Biography of Henry ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition; Tenth Printing.

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Happiest Man Alive, The: A Biography of Henry Miller, by Dearborn, Mary V.

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Lover, luster, painter, domineering husband, encyclopedia salesman, voyeur, massive egotist, self-proclaimed holy man, autocrat, iconoclast--Henry Miller's disparate selves are not readily reconciled. In this revelatory, incisive biography, his real life turns out to be even more fascinating than the fictionalized autobiographies he wove about himself. With a mixture of critical detachment and sympathy, Dearborn ( Love in the Promised Land ) explores a man of contradictions. A romantic Don Juan, Miller (1891-1980) was also a misogynist who married five times. A pacifist anarchist, he advocated violence and espoused a Nietzschean apocalyptic politics in the 1930s. Until World War II he harbored a strong anti-Semitic streak, although the great obsessional love of his life, second wife June Manfield (nee Juliet Edith Smerth) was Jewish. In Paris, penniless but rejuvenated at age 39, Miller learned how to write by making his own suffering and rebirth the subject of his art. The theme of his best books is not sex, Dearborn suggestively argues, but personal and artistic survival. Photos.
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