[Item #5702] The World of Lawrence: A Passionate Appreciation. Henry Miller, D. H. Lawrence.
The World of Lawrence: A Passionate Appreciation
The World of Lawrence: A Passionate Appreciation
The World of Lawrence: A Passionate Appreciation
The World of Lawrence: A Passionate Appreciation

The World of Lawrence: A Passionate Appreciation

ISBN: 0884961478
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. "Paris, 1932. Henry Miller has finished writing the historic Tropic of Cancer and Jack Kahane of the Obelisk Press has agreed to publish it. But because of the book's controversial nature, Kahane asked Miller to write a short critical work on D.H. Lawrence that he would publish first. This would give Miller prestige as a thinker, disarm the critics and force them to take Cancer seriously. Although The World of Lawrence began as a short work, it soon burst into far greater proportions...the manuscript went through a series of unaccountable and often contradictory transformations...The manuscript(s) have resided in Miller's archives for nearly 50 years and, except for three short excerpts, have never been published. As he approached his 88th birthday, Miller felt it was time to publish this work which he regards as both perplexing and inspired." (from front flap) A monumental work of literary-biographical critical scholarship by Henry Miller (1891-1980), the great American writer & artist whose earlier works were an influential precedent for the Beat Generation, especially its Founding Father Jack Kerouac. After gestating in several forms for nearly a half-century, Miller's "Passionate Appreciation" of D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), the great British author, was finally edited into one text & published during the final year of Miller's life. Edited & with an Introduction & Notes by the acclaimed scholars Evelyn J. Hinz & John J. Teunissen. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first trade edition, first printing though not explicated as such at copyright page. An essential Miller, & Lawrence-related, collectible in its rarest original trade form; an indeed passionate & profound appreciation by one great author for another. Book in fine condition with very slight rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; small area of medium fading to blank orange cloth at/near upper edge & corners of spine; very slight rubbing, browning to edges of text block esp. upper edge. Interior very fine, substantially all-but-mint. Dust jacket near-fine with mild-to-moderate rubbing, browning & fading to front, back covers, esp. spine & flaps; a touch of wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; one small area of paper loss at/near blank beige upper spine-edge. Fine / Near Fine. [Item #5702]

Price: $50.00