[Item #6330] Henry Miller's Book of Friends: A Trilogy. Henry Miller.
Henry Miller's Book of Friends: A Trilogy
Henry Miller's Book of Friends: A Trilogy

Henry Miller's Book of Friends: A Trilogy

ISBN: 0884962563
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1987. First Edition. Softcover. “I've lived out my melancholy youth. I don't give a fuck anymore what's behind me, or what's ahead of me. I'm healthy. Incurably healthy. No sorrows, no regrets. No past, no future. The present is enough for me. Day by day. Today!” Henry Miller, “Tropic of Cancer”. Henry Miller (1891–1980) was an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist of a caliber rarely seen once a generation. Monumental works like: “Tropic of Cancer” (1934); “Tropic of Capricorn” (1939); “The Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy” (1949, 1953, 1959); and the short story collection “Black Spring” (1936) are just a few exemplary pieces that comprise Miller’s fantastic oeuvre. Known for its subversive, semi-autobiographical nature Miller's work was categorized by its stream of consciousness, surrealist free association, mysticism, and philosophical reflection. Offered here today is a lovely Miller rarity, a devotion to lifelong friends titled “Book of Friends.” His last major work, Miller started “Book of Friends” at age 81. This trilogy was initially published as three separate slender volumes throughout the 1970’s, now, however, they are published for the first time as one comprehensive work as originally intended. The first section Miller recalls his childhood buddies and loves from Brooklyn. The second section recounts memorable vignettes of cohorts from his European, Big Sur, and Pacific Palisades years. The last section is dedicated to Austrian writer, Alfred Perles (1897–1990) and Miller's rendezvous with the opposite sex. Softcover. First edition though not explicated as such at copyright page, with reference to previous editions of the three works stated thereon. Book is in very fine condition with light wear to fine edges and some minor smudging to front and back covers. Very Fine. [Item #6330]

Price: $70.00