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Description:Very Good. 8.1 x 5 x 0.8 inches. Some writers attempt to...Very Good. 8.1 x 5 x 0.8 inches. Some writers attempt to conceal the literary influences which have shaped their thinking-but not Henry Miller. In this unique work, he gives an utterly candid and self-revealing account of the reading he did during his formative years. In The Books in My Life he shares the thrills of discovery that many kinds of books have brought to a keenly curious and questioning mind. Some of Miller's favorite writers are the giants whom most of us revere-authors such as Dostoievsky, Boccaccio, Walt Whitman, James Joyce, Thomas Mann, Lao-Tse. To them he brings fresh and penetrating insights. But many are lesser-known figures: Krishnamurti, the prophet-sage; the French contemporaries Blaise Cendrars and Jean Giono; Richard Jeffries, who wrote The Story of My Heart; the Welshman John Cowper Powys; and scores of others. The Books in My Life contains some fine autobiographical chapters, too. Miller describes his boyhood in Brooklyn, when he devoured the historical stories of G. A. Henty and the romances of Rider Haggard. He tells of the men and women whom he regards as "living books": Lou Jacobs, W. E. B. DuBois, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, and others. He offers his reminiscences of the New York Theatre in the early 1900's-including plays such as Alias Jimmy Valentine and Nellie, the Beautiful Cloak Model. And finally, in Miller's best vein of humor, he provides a satiric chapter on bathroom reading. In an appendix, Miller lists the hundred books that have influenced him most.
Description:Despatched from UK within 24hrs. Published by Village Press in...Despatched from UK within 24hrs. Published by Village Press in 1974. Paperback. Condition: Good. Used book but in Good Condition for sensible price.
Description:1. pp. 323. Physical desc. : 323 p., 3 leaves of plates: ill.,...1. pp. 323. Physical desc. : 323 p., 3 leaves of plates: ill., front., ports.; 22 cm. Subject: Miller, Henry (1891-1980)--Books and reading. Fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.
Description:1. pp. 323. Description: 323 p. 22 cm. Illustrated with a...1. pp. 323. Description: 323 p. 22 cm. Illustrated with a portrait frontis. Includes bibliography. Subjects: Literature--History and criticism. Fine cloth copy in a price-clipped dust jacket (additional 1/2 inch chip to the dw spine headband). Overall a bright, clean, tight copy now mylar-sleeved.
Description:Octavo. Original sage green cloth, titles to spine in blue and...Octavo. Original sage green cloth, titles to spine in blue and green. With the dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece and plates. Small mark to upper board, ends of spine faintly tanned, An excellent copy in the somewhat frayed and soiled jacket, missing small pieces at the ends of the lightly tanned spine panel. First edition, first printing. With Miller's signed presentation inscription on the title page, "For Bill Targ, an editor with a heart, Henry Miller 3/12/70". And with the recipient's small red chop mark to the title page. Targ was an editor with New Directions in the 1950s and eventually a publisher in his own right. He worked with Miller and Beckett among many others.
Description:Very Good. VG clean book. Previous owner's name/date and...Very Good. VG clean book. Previous owner's name/date and monogram to ffep. No other marks or inscriptions. Mild browning to endpapers. Cloth covers have some browning to edges and spine. No DJ.
Description:Very good. Creasing on spine. Tanning on inside of front cover....Very good. Creasing on spine. Tanning on inside of front cover. Fading on rear cover. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA.
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