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Books in My Life

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ISBN-10: 0811201082

ISBN-13: 9780811201087

Edition: 1970 (Reprint)

Authors: Henry Miller

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Some writers attempt to conceal the literary influences which have shaped their thinking--but not Henry Miller. 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 Dostoeyvsky, 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…    
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1970
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 1/17/1969
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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;…