The Happiest Man Alive: A Biography of Henry Miller

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Simon & Schuster, 1992 - Authors, American - 368 pages
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Drawing on previously unpublished materials plus interviews with Miller's friends and associates, Dearborn provides the definitive biography of this important literary figure who came into the limelight in 1934, when his Tropic of Cancer was widely banned for its sexual passages. Miller became a symbol for the sexual revolution when the novel was finally published in the U.S. in 1961. 16-page photo insert.

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'THE HAPPIEST MAN ALIVE': A Biography of Henry Miller

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Of two biographies of Henry Miller to be published in the same month (see Robert Ferguson's Henry Miller, below), this is the easier, more flowing read, though not necessarily the better book. Both ... Read full review



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Mary V. Dearborn is the author of MAILER: A BIOGRAPHY, as well as biographies of Henry Miller, John Dewey and Anzia Yezierska, and Louise Bryant. Dearborn holds a doctorate in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where she was a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities. Dearborn currently resides in New York.

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