The Happy Rock: A Book About Henry Miller

Berkeley, California: Bern Porter / The Packard Press, (1945).

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First edition. Corners a little worn, else a near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. An unnumbered copy. Signed by Henry Miller. Although not specified as such, from the library of the author's friend of many years, celebrity-astrologer Sydney Omarr. Omarr was the "astrologer to the stars" and published a daily horoscope that appeared in more than 200 newspapers. His books of horoscopes sold over 50 million copies. Omarr wrote a book on Miller, Henry Miller: His World of Urania, and Miller wrote the introduction to Sydney Omarr's Astrological Guide to 1973 and the liner notes to the record album Presenting Sydney Omarr. Provenance available upon request.

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The Happy Rock: A Book About Henry Miller. Henry MILLER.
The Happy Rock: A Book About Henry Miller
The Happy Rock: A Book About Henry Miller
The Happy Rock: A Book About Henry Miller
The Happy Rock: A Book About Henry Miller
The Happy Rock: A Book About Henry Miller
The Happy Rock: A Book About Henry Miller

Henry Miller
birth name: Henry Valentine Miller
born: 12/26/1891
died: 6/7/1980
nationality: USA

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Biography

American writer and perennial bohemian whose autobiographical novels had a liberating influence on mid-20th century literature. Because of their sexual frankness, his major works were banned as obscene in Britain and the United States until the 1960s, but they were widely known earlier from copies smuggled in from France. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

Collecting tips:

Miller was very prolific, and his bibliography is huge, and seemingly ever expanding. For us though, the apex of his work seems to boil down to Tropic of Cancer (Paris, 1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (Paris, 1939). Finding copies in really fine condition can be a chore, and expensive when finally accomplished. We think his additional work deserves attention, but there sure is a lot of it!

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