Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

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New Directions Publishing, 1962 - Fiction - 194 pages
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One of Henry Miller's most luminous statements of his personal philosophy of life, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, provides a symbolic title for this collection of stories and essays.
 

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STAND STILL LIKE THE HUMMINGBIRD

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That bohemian blockbuster, author of Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller, is nothing if not personal, even less when not passionate. Here in essay after essay his volcano of the senses endlessly erupts ... Read full review

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Top three books of all time. I can't get enough of this book. I've lent it out so many times and I just keep buying it. Just writing this makes me want to pick it up. Read full review

Contents

The Hour of Man
1
Children of the Earth
11
Open Sesame
21
Man of Anger and Light
27
The Angel Is My Watermark
38
First Love
46
Quest
68
Open Letter to Small Magazines
75
lonesco
93
Walt Whitman
107
Money and How It Gets That Way
119
To Read or Not to Read
157
Let Us Be Content with
168
Anderson the Storyteller
174
The Novels of Albert Cossery
181
Copyright

The Immorality of Morality
86

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Henry Miller (1891--1980) was one of the most controversial American novelists during his lifetime. His book, The Tropic of Cancer, was banned in the some U.S. states before being overruled by the Supreme Court. New Directions publishes several of his books.

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