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  • ISBN 0811201082
  • ISBN13 978-0811201087
  • Language English
  • Author Henry Miller
  • Publisher New Directions (January 17, 1969)
  • Pages 327
  • Formats lrf docx mbr rtf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1313 kb
  • Size Fb2 1344 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 215

In this unique work, Henry Miller gives an utterly candid and self-revealing account of the reading he did during his formative years. 

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 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.

New Directions publishes several of his books.

New Directions publishes several of his books. In 1950 the author of the infamous Tropic books, TROPIC OF CANCER and TROPIC OF CAPRICORN, set out to explicate his life in terms of the books that influenced him. THE BOOKS IN MY LIFE lunges about, talking about his influences, the writers he championed and his many prejudices (forget Shakespeare and formal education). It's a bit like the film "My Dinner With Andre," which succeeds as long as you think the conversation is brilliant and not overly egocentric. Miller thinks it is brilliant. There must be a bit of Henry Miller’s soul in my own. Anyone who has approached their life as their magnum opus, and is familiar with Miller’s work, will understand that sentiment. Series: New Directions Paperbook (Book 151). At times I, too, have been preoccupied with being a writer instead of actually writing – which means living, which means creating experiences to write about – and while on one hand that’s what it’s all about it can also become somewhat of an addiction, a distraction, yet perhaps worthy ones.

Series: New Directions Paperbook (Book 94). Paperback: 264 pages. Henry Miller has been a major influence in my life by virtue of these readings

Series: New Directions Paperbook (Book 94). Henry Miller has been a major influence in my life by virtue of these readings. I have read most or all of The Wisdom of the Heart more than once, and the essay which gives the book its title concerning the writer/psychiatrist E. Gordon Howe is one I come back to again and again for inspiration.

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Published January 17th 1969 by New Directions. Paperback, 327 pages. The Books in My Life (New Directions Paperbook). Author(s): Henry Miller. ISBN: 0811201082 (ISBN13: 9780811201087). Published January 17th 1969 by New Directions.

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Dagdalas
Don't get me wrong, I love this book. My low review is because this Kindle version, being sold on Amazon for a low price, is the version provided by the Internet Project for free, and includes countless typos, and poor scanning/conversion. If you want this book, unfortunately (and it is definitely worth reading) you must get it in print form, because apparently the only electronic version is this one, full of errors.
in waiting
I was very disappointed with this e-book...tons of misspelled words, lower and upper case letters in weird spots, THIS IS NOT WHAT THE ORIGINAL BOOK LOOKED LIKE! Shame on YOU! And Shame On Me for purchasing...CED
Fordrellador
Henry Miller's credo seems to be "you are what you read." In 1950 the author of the infamous Tropic books, TROPIC OF CANCER and TROPIC OF CAPRICORN, set out to explicate his life in terms of the books that influenced him. THE BOOKS IN MY LIFE lunges about, talking about his influences, the writers he championed and his many prejudices (forget Shakespeare and formal education). It's a bit like the film "My Dinner With Andre," which succeeds as long as you think the conversation is brilliant and not overly egocentric. Miller thinks it is brilliant.
To be honest, I spent a lot of time asking myself, Why am I reading this? Why did I think it was a good idea? Why am I reading about someone else reading and not reading for myself and forming my own opinions? I do have a curiosity about what is on others' shelves and lists, I'm always looking for a new door to open and for good conversation, I agree that reading matters and Miller does respond to those impulses. I did get barrels of conversation, there were some brilliant points and his self absorption can be amusing. However, I did not learn anything that made me want to read Miller's fiction or learn more about his life. I was familiar with many of the works he championed but was not sufficiently convinced to run out and try those with which I was not.
Part of my struggle lies in the fact that the print is small and my eyes are over 40. Interestingly, this edition carries a preface by Miller that observes that the original edition had very small print and this was better! I have to wonder if the text is actually a reprint of the first edition, what with some uncorrected typos and misspellings in places and that tiny print which turned a 316 page book into something that felt closer to 450 pages. In some respects, Miller is more open minded than many of his peers, especially about the world's religions, but his language is saturated in the masculine imperative.
Ranicengi
Kind of blah, but interesting in some ways. A travelogue.
Rishason
This edition is a disgrace to digital editions. Completely unreadable. Too bad Henry Miller isn't around to defend his own work. I have tried to attempt to return this item and I cannot - this is equivalent to stealing on behalf of this seller.
Malaunitly
There's a reason for the price of this edition. It's practically unreadable (for me). There are many typos and weird word formations. It is frustrating reading such text. I have to guess what are words.
Pedar
I read this book after not having read Miller for about five years and I was pleasantly surprised. I think that it is better than most of his fictional novels. It really gives you a feel for what shaped his whole outlook on life. And it isn't nearly as vitriolic as the Tropics, rather, it's more of a celebration of his craft. If you are curious about his literary influences (and I was), you will love this book. In fact, after reading it once, I immediatley read it a second time and I was inspired by it to the point where I purchased some of the books he makes mention of. Parts of the book also made me laugh out loud. I highly recommend it.
I can't say I didn't expect it. Henry Miller is a hidden gem, buried by the conventional who fear such artists..