RAYMOND DURGNATnbsp;(1932-2002)nbsp;was the author of many groundbreaking books about the cinema,nbsp;among them Films andnbsp;Feelings (1967), A Mirrornbsp;for England (1970), Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (1971),nbsp; The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir (both 1974) and a study of WR: Mysteries of the Organism in the BFI Film Classics series (1999).nbsp; Educated at the University of Cambridge and the Slade School of Art, he went on to hold teaching positions at St Martins School of Art, the Royal College of Art and the University of East London, as well as visiting professorships at Columbia University, the University of California and Dartmouth College. nbsp; Introduction by HENRY MILLERnbsp;- Film Critic and Writer who has contributed to publications including 'Time Out', 'Sight & Sound', 'Vertigo' and 'Film Comment'.nbsp;nbsp;
Henry Miller, American novelist, was born in 1891 in New York City. His most famous works, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, were written while Miller was an expatriate living in Paris and were originally published in France in the mid-1930s. At that time, the two books were widely considered obscene in the United States, and they were banned from sale there until 1961. Some of Miller's other works include The Colossus of Maroussi and Big Sur and the Oranges of Heironymus Bosch. Henry Miller was married five times and he also had an extended love affair with Anais Nin. He died in 1980 in his Pacific Palisades, Calif., home.