Henry Miller on Writing

Author: Henry Miller,Henry V. Miller

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811201124

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Some of the most rewarding pages in Henry Miller's books concern his self-education as a writer. He tells, as few great writers ever have, how he set his goals, how he discovered the excitement of using words, how the books he read influenced him, and how he learned to draw on his own experience.
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Henry Miller on Writing

Author: Henry Miller,Henry V. Miller

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811201124

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 3593

Some of the most rewarding pages in Henry Miller's books concern his self-education as a writer. He tells, as few great writers ever have, how he set his goals, how he discovered the excitement of using words, how the books he read influenced him, and how he learned to draw on his own experience.
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On Henry Miller

Or, How to Be an Anarchist

Author: John Burnside

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889227

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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An engaging invitation to rediscover Henry Miller—and to learn how his anarchist sensibility can help us escape “the air-conditioned nightmare” of the modern world The American writer Henry Miller's critical reputation--if not his popular readership—has been in eclipse at least since Kate Millett's blistering critique in Sexual Politics, her landmark 1970 study of misogyny in literature and art. Even a Miller fan like the acclaimed Scottish writer John Burnside finds Miller's "sex books"—including The Rosy Crucifixion, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn—"boring and embarrassing." But Burnside says that Miller's notorious image as a "pornographer and woman hater" has hidden his vital, true importance—his anarchist sensibility and the way it shows us how, by fleeing from conformity of all kinds, we may be able to save ourselves from the "air-conditioned nightmare" of the modern world. Miller wrote that "there is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy," and in this short, engaging, and personal book, Burnside shows how Miller teaches us to become less adapted to the world, to resist a life sentence to the prison of social, intellectual, emotional, and material conditioning. Exploring the full range of Miller's work, and giving special attention to The Air-Conditioned Nightmare and The Colossus of Maroussi, Burnside shows how, with humor and wisdom, Miller illuminates the misunderstood tradition of anarchist thought. Along the way, Burnside reflects on Rimbaud's enormous influence on Miller, as well as on how Rimbaud and Miller have influenced his own writing. An unconventional and appealing account of an unjustly neglected writer, On Henry Miller restores to us a figure whose searing criticism of the modern world has never been more relevant.
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Der klimatisierte Alptraum

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499118517

Category: United States

Page: 245

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Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4045

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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The Wisdom of the Heart

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811222365

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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An essential collection of writings, bursting with Henry Miller’s exhilarating candor and wisdom In this selection of stories and essays, Henry Miller elucidates, revels, and soars, showing his command over a wide range of moods, styles, and subject matters. Writing “from the heart,” always with a refreshing lack of reticence, Miller involves the reader directly in his thoughts and feelings. “His real aim,” Karl Shapiro has written, “is to find the living core of our world whenever it survives and in whatever manifestation, in art, in literature, in human behavior itself. It is then that he sings, praises, and shouts at the top of his lungs with the uncontainable hilarity he is famous for.” Here are some of Henry Miller’s best-known writings: an essay on the photographer Brassai; “Reflections on Writing,” in which Miller examines his own position as a writer; “Seraphita” and “Balzac and His Double,” on the works of other writers; and “The Alcoholic Veteran,” “Creative Death,” “The Enormous Womb,” and “The Philosopher Who Philosophizes.”
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The Making of a Counter-culture Icon

Henry Miller's Dostoevsky

Author: Maria R. Bloshteyn

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802092284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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At first glance, the works of Fedor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) do not appear to have much in common with those of the controversial American writer Henry Miller (1891-1980). However, the influencer of Dostoevsky on Miller was, in fact, enormous and shaped the latter's view of the world, of literature, and of his own writing. The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon examines the obsession that Miller and his contemporaries, the so-called Villa Seurat circle, had with Dostoevsky, and the impact that this obsession had on their own work. Renowned for his psychological treatment of characters, Dostoevsky became a model for Miller, Lawrence Durrell, and Anais Nin, interested as they were in developing a new kind of writing that would move beyond staid literary conventions. Maria Bloshteyn argues that, as Dostoevsky was concerned with representing the individual's perception of the self and the world, he became an archetype for Miller and the other members of the Villa Seurat circle, writers who were interested in precise psychological characterizations as well as intriguing narratives. Tracing the cross-cultural appropriation and (mis)interpretation of Dostoevsky's methods and philosophies by Miller, Durrell, and Nin, The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon gives invaluable insight into the early careers of the Villa Seurat writers and testifies to Dostoevsky's influence on twentieth-century literature.
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Nexus

Roman. Aus d. Amerikan. übertr. v. Kurt Wagenseil

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499112423

Category:

Page: 313

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The Henry Miller Reader

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811201117

Category: Fiction

Page: 397

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The Creative Process

A Symposium

Author: Brewster Ghiselin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520054530

Category: Art

Page: 259

View: 7363

"Art is a kind of innate drive that seizes a human being and makes him its instrument. To perform this difficult office it is sometimes necessary for him to sacrifice happiness and everything that makes life worth living for the ordinary human being."--Carl G. Jung "I began in absolute chaos and darkness, in a bog or swamp of ideas and emotions and experiences. Even now I do not consider myself a writer, in the ordinary sense of the word. I am a man telling the story of his life, a process which appears more and more inexhaustible as I go on. . . . It is a turning inside out, a voyaging through X dimensions, with the result that somewhere along the way one discovers that what one has to tell is not nearly so important as the telling itself."--Henry Miller
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Wendekreis des Krebses

Roman

Author: Henry Miller,Kurt Wagenseil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783498092924

Category:

Page: 394

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The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811205566

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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Henry Miller called The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder his "most singular story."
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Sinneswechsel

Gelegenheitsessays

Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462309269

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

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Essays über Literatur, Kino, Kunst, Familie und alles dazwischen Zadie Smith wirft in diesem Band einen Blick auf das Leben – in kultureller und persönlicher Hinsicht. Ihre leidenschaftlichen und präzisen Essays handeln von großer Literatur und schlechten Filmen, von ihrer eigenen Familie und der Welt der Philosophie, von Comedians und Diven. Wie hat George Eliots Liebesleben ihr Schreiben beeinflusst? Warum hat Kafka morgens um fünf geschrieben? Worin ähneln sich Barack Obama und Eliza Doolittle? Kann man bei einer Oscar-Verleihung overdressed sein? Was ist italienischer Feminismus? Wenn Roland Barthes den Autor getötet hat, kann Nabokov ihn dann wieder zum Leben erwecken? Und ist »Date Movie« der schlechteste Film aller Zeiten? Journalistische Arbeiten im weitesten Sinne: vom Feinsten, intelligent und lustig, ein Geschenk für Leser. Ein Essay ist mehr als eine Kolumne, in der jemand eine Meinung kundtut: Hier wird er zu einem hellen Raum, in dem frei gedacht wird.
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Das Lächeln am Fuße der Leiter

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644022518

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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Das erzählerische Kabinettstück Henry Millers: Die Geschichte vom Clown, der sich nicht damit zufriedengeben mag, die Leute zum Lachen zu bringen, sondern ihnen Glückseligkeit schenken will. Ein seltener Glücksfall künstlerischen Zusammenwirkens: den poetischen Traum Henry Millers illustrieren die Blätter von Joan Miró.
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Der Mann im grauen Flanell

Roman

Author: Sloan Wilson

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832187065

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

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Der amerikanische Klassiker in neuer Übersetzung Tom und Betsy Rath sind ein junges Paar, sie haben drei gesunde Kinder, ein schönes Zuhause in einem netten Vorort von New York und ein regelmäßiges, wenn auch nicht üppiges Einkommen. Eigentlich haben sie allen Grund, glücklich zu sein. Doch irgendwie sind sie es nicht. Tom pendelt Tag für Tag in die Stadt, wo er einem unspektakulären Bürojob nachgeht – seit er aus dem Krieg zurückgekehrt ist, hat er sich ohnehin verändert, ist verschlossen und launisch. Betsy fühlt sich unverstanden. Nach einem Karriereschritt hat Tom bald keine Zeit mehr für sein Privatleben. Ist es das, was Tom wirklich will? Als er auf einen alten Kameraden aus dem Krieg trifft, gerät sein Alltag vollends aus den Fugen, Tom muss sich seiner Vergangenheit stellen und eine Entscheidung treffen, die sein Leben grundsätzlich verändern wird. ›Der Mann im grauen Flanell‹, im Original 1955 veröffentlicht und sofort ein Bestseller, vermittelt wie wenige andere Romane den Geist der fünfziger Jahre. Zu Recht gilt er als moderner Klassiker und verdient es, zusammen mit den Werken von Richard Yates, John Cheever und Raymond Carver genannt zu werden. Der Buchtitel war so treffend, dass er im Englischen zu einem feststehenden Begriff wurde. Nun liegt der Roman in einer zeitgemäßen deutschen Übersetzung vor.
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Henry Miller and how He Got that Way

Author: Katy Masuga

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748641181

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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Identifying six significant writers - Whitman, Dostoevsky, Rimbaud, Lewis Carroll, Proust and D. H. Lawrence - Katy Masuga explores their influence on Miller's work as well as Miller's retroactive impact on their writing. She explores four forms of intertextuality in relation to each 'ancestral' author: direct allusions; unconscious style; reverse influence; and participation of the ancestral author as part of the story within the text. The study is informed by the theories of Bakhtin, Barthes and Kristeva on polyvocity and of Blanchot, Wittgenstein and Deleuze on language games and the indefatigability of writing. By presenting Miller in intertextual context, he emerges as a noteworthy modernist writer whose contributions to literature include the struggle to find a distinctive voice alongside a distinguished lineage of literary figures.Key Features* Major contribution to rehabilitating an important and often overlooked twentieth-century writer* Places Miller's work in thought-provoking intertextual relationships among a diverse range of writers* Provides an incisive critical approach to Miller's writing
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The Secret Violence of Henry Miller

Author: Katy Masuga

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571134840

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 230

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Miller as a writer whose work does something more profound and violent to literary conventions than produce novel effects: it announces the possibility of difference and instability within language itself.
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Menschen im Krieg

Novellen

Author: Andreas Latzko

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743706199

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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Andreas Latzko: Menschen im Krieg. Novellen Erstdruck: Zürich, Max Rascher Verlag, 1918 Inhaltsverzeichnis Menschen im Krieg Der Abmarsch Feuertaufe Der Sieger Der Kamerad Heldentod Heimkehr Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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