Henry Miller Quote
Henry Miller Travel Quote: One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
Henry Valentine Miller was born in Yorkville, the United States on December 26, 1891, and died on June 7, 1980. Henry Miller was an American writer. Miller grew up in Brooklyn, NY, spending time in Williamsburg and Bushwick areas. Before his literary journey, he worked many roles including with a cement company, a tailor with his father and did some time as a rand hand when he travelled west in San Diego. Miller enjoyed his many travels throughout the United States and Europe but seemed to always return back to his origins in New York. He was married multiple times and was last married in 1967 to Hoki Tokuda. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms, developing a new sort of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism philosophical reflection, explicit language, sex, and mysticism. Henry Miller was an exceptionally bright student, developing an early passion for reading. He particularly enjoyed adventure stories and literary classics. He is known for the work of his own personal experiences, including Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring and The Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy. Miller is considered a “literary innovator” in whose works “actual and imagined experiences became indistinguishable from each other. He also appeared in Films including The Henry Miller Odyssey and Reds. Henry Miller published over 40 books and collections of letters, over a dozen pamphlets and smaller pieces, and a play. As described at henrymiller.org, Tropic of Cancer is; “The most important novel of the 20th century. The subject of a Supreme Court obscenity trial. A book, first published in France in 1934, that wasn’t published in Miller’s own country until 1961.”cc